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TOUR427 Tourism and Development Ethnographic Field School

An ethnographic field school , providing students with critical understanding and guided practical experience in designing and conducting ethnographic research related to tourism and development.

This paper is a residential, intensive 'field school' programme, which involves fieldtrips and fieldwork experiences in an international setting, usually in Thailand. The 'field school' will proceed subject to enrolments.

While a focus is on gaining hands-on ethnographic fieldwork experience related to tourism and development, course content and project work can be adapted for students of other social science or business disciplines.

In addition to undertaking ethnographic research exercises, students will attend classes on research ethics, design and methodology. By offering the opportunity to undertake small-scale research exercises under close faculty supervision, this paper will benefit students who might undertake ethnographic methods for their master's dissertation and beyond. The paper will also be of interest to students interested in working for non-governmental or governmental development organizations.

Paper title Tourism and Development Ethnographic Field School
Paper code TOUR427
Subject Tourism
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2023 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,163.90
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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TOUR 411
i) Admission to this paper is subject to approval from the Head of Department. ii) Students who do not meet the prerequisites for this paper may apply for approval to have the prerequisite waived.

Open to postgraduate students with an interest in ethnographic research.

There are additional costs related to this paper in addition to your course fees (e.g. air fares).

Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission. View more information about departmental permission.

Contact or Professor Hazel Tucker

Teaching staff

Co-ordinator: Professor Hazel Tucker

Teaching Arrangements

This paper has class meetings in Dunedin before travel to Thailand for four weeks of intensive classes, fieldtrips and research exercises.

Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this paper, students will be able to engage in critical ethnographic thinking and be able to

  • Critically analyse their own positionality
  • Understand, design, perform and critically evaluate ethnographic research

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Not offered in 2023

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system