SANT3021 - Ethnographic Method


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home examination 100/100 1 weeks

Course content

Which anthropological methods should you be applying for your master thesis? Which methods are you planning to use during your field research? In this course, you are challenged to identify the relationship between your chosen topic of research, research questions and methods to be used for collecting data in a systematic and ethically responsible manner. The course will address general methodological approaches in the social sciences as well as the unique nature of the ethnographic method including the anthropological research process.

Learning outcome

Upon completing this course, you will have advanced knowledge of ethnography as qualitative method, besides working knowledge of other qualitative methods. In addition, you have some knowledge in quantitative methods. You can also identify and reflect critically on issues related to ethical dilemmas pertaining to your own project design and investigation. Finally, you will be able to decide upon the methodological tools appropriate for your own research thematic.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, seminars and library course. Lectures will normally be given given in Norwegian.

Further on evaluation

The exam consists of a one week home exam, where you are to write 4000 words, front-page and references not included. You can write your exam paper in Norwegian, English or a Scandinavian language.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Social Anthropology (MSANT)

Required previous knowledge

Bachelor's degree in social anthropology or the equivalent

Course materials

See reading list available at the beginning of the semester

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SANT3100 15.0 AUTUMN 2018
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Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Anthropology
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Social Anthropology


Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination 100/100





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Spring ORD Home examination 100/100 INSPERA
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