module 17: ethnographical research

module 17: ethnographical research

  • module 17: ethnographical research
    9:30 am - 5:00 pm
    Thu 12/09: 9.30 am - 5.00 pm | S8 room 0.041

Course details

week 1


As a sociological method, ethnography refers to the qualitative description of human behavior, based on intensive fieldwork. The Ethnography Workshop is open to students and researchers who are interested in the broad range of participant observation, field observations, and ethnographic methods. During the workshop, we will cover all components of an ethnographic research project.

Course structure

Course will include lecture, discussion and exercises. Following topics will be included:

  • An overview of different ethnographic approaches
  • Research design
  • The theory/practice of field work
  • How to analyze the field data
  • How to write up findings


    no prerequisites


    dr. Charlotte Benoot (°1985) is a Master in Sexology and Master in Population and Development. She started her scientific career at the Mental Health and Wellbeing research Group (MENT) of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) in 2011, where she investigated the psychosocial needs of cancer patients living alone, a research project funded by the Flemish League against Cancer (KOTK). In 2014, she started with her PhD project on ‘Sexuality and intimacy during terminal illness: a qualitative multi-method study of the experiences of patients and partners, and the role of palliative care nurses’, funded by the Flemish Research Foundation (FWO, application number G041413N). She also started in 2016 a 4 year trajectory of becoming a licensed psychotherapist at the ‘Educatieve Academie.’ Currently she’s working as a clinical sexologist in private practice, as a post-doc researcher , as well as a coordinator of FLAMES for qualitative research.


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