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Ethnographic Free-Listing: Integrating Ethnography with the Other Social Sciences

IMC Tuesday Seminar: Talk by Benjamin Grant Purzycki, Associate Professor, Department of the Study of Religion, Aarhus University

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Tuesday 24 January 2023,  at 11:00 - 12:30


Jens Chr. Skous Vej 4, 8000 Aarhus C, building 1483, room 312 and online (https://aarhusuniversity.zoom.us/my/imcevent)

Benjamin Grant Purzycki

While the cognitive and cultural social sciences continue to grow, ethnographic methods capturing what people think, believe, and know remain peripheral to research. To streamline ethnographic methods into such work, this talk will showcase the features and advantages of the ethnographic free-list method. At their most essential, free-list tasks entail having individuals openly list what belongs in some domain of interest. The data therefore retain the richness of naturalistic qualitative research methods without sacrificing the precision of their quantitative counterparts. In this talk, Purzycki will illustrate the many things one can do with free-list data, and introduce a methodological regime for getting the most out of it.

About the speaker
Benjamin Grant Purzycki
Associate Professor
Department of the Study of Religion, Aarhus University