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What’s the point of ethnographic fieldwork?

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 04:35:48 +0000

Being an anthropologist is one of the strangest jobs in the world. For the last 15 months, I’ve been living in a small rural town in North China, where I have been doing ethnographic fieldwork on the impact of social media in the town. In a few days time I will say a final farewell to […]

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The UCL Social Networking & Social Science Research Project is a five-year project running from 2012 until 2017. However, it is intended that the project will leave a lasting impact that far exceeds its duration. The project is currently in the fieldwork phase. Preliminary reports and theories from our fieldwork can be seen in our project blog

Start date Activity
May 2012 Project starts
Sep 2012 Project planning at UCL Department of Anthropology
Apr 2013 Ethnographic fieldwork starts in fieldsites around the world
May 2014 Researchers return to UCL Department of Anthropology to undertake mid-project data analysis
June 2014 Final three months of ethnographic fieldwork in fieldsites around the world
Sep 2014 Return to UCL Department of Anthropology to analyse research data and produce publications
May 2017 Project ends

 All dates are provisional and may be subject to change

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European Research CouncilEuropean UnionUCL Department of Anthropology

Grant number: ERC Project 2011-AdG-295486 SocNet
Project title: Social Network Sites and Social Science