How to Conduct Fieldwork and Ethnography
Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Ethnography is becoming a popular tool in market research, political organizing, development, and behavioral research in general. But what is it? And how can it impact your work?
The Education Global Access Program is hosting a full-day, moderated training on ethnography and qualitative data collection. As part of this workshop, you will gain hands-on experience in conduct participant observation, formulate research questions, conduct formal interviews, moderate focus groups, and question the underlying assumptions that frame and oftentimes limit research. Learn and practice side by side with our team of researchers as they prepare for their deployment to the field as part of our 2014 assessment program (learn more here: http://education-gap.com/?page_id=941)
We highly recommend this training for anyone involved in Political Organizing, Social Development, Non-profits, Business Development, Market Research, and Academia. It is perfect for those with some limited background knowledge of research and who want hands-on experience.
This will be a collaborative, fun, and informal environment. The main emphasis of the training and examples used will be from Latin America.
A working knowledge of Spanish and/or portuguese is recommended but not required.
Lunch and coffee provided.
NEW: FROM 3/25 - 4/1 WE HAVE LOWERED THE REQUESTED DONATION AMOUNT FOR THIS EVENT FROM $250 TO $150.
Only 5 spots are available, so make sure to RSVP today!
When & Where
Education Global Access Program
We are a partnership of anthropologists and teachers who do holistic development projects in disadvantaged communities around the world. our mission is to help communities along the road toward self empowerment and financial independence, and we see education as the most powerful tool in this effort. That's why all of our projects begin with providing access to educational resources through an Internet ready computer lab. We create global partnerships with local governments, NGOs, and international development agencies in order to provide services like online tutoring and virtual libraries, so communities can get the most out of the technology we provide. Throughout the two year lifespan of each project, we provide a series of comprehensive leadership trainings on skills like community mobilization and fundraising, working simultaneouslt to connect communities with donors and investors, so that they can leverage an education into independent development initiatives on causes important to them, whether it be environmental protection, reducing drug and alcohol abuse, promoting sexual and reproductive health, or other programs designed to enhance social welfare.
We follow an evidence based approach to project implementation. As social scientists, we are experts in qualitative data collection, and have created an innovative assessment program designed to help ensure our projects work in harmony with local culture and social institutions, rather than against them, as well as to measure our impact on the community. This assessment program relies on anthropological methods of participant observation and formal data collection, and also serves as a short term field school for student anthropologists from universities in the US and abroad who otherwise wouldn't be able to afford a fieldwork experience.