Computational ethnography: a case of COVID-19’s methodological consequences

Anders K. Munk, Brit Ross Winthereik

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Reflecting on a methodological experiment, we discuss the use of computational techniques in anthropology. The experiment was based on a collaborative effort by a team of ethnographers to produce an archive on the digitalisation of everyday life that took place during the COVID-19 pandemic. We describe how online ethnographic data collection took place using digitally mediated interviews, participant observation in virtual events, and mobile ethnography. We analyse the consequences of online ethnography for establishing rapport and present steps taken to create an infrastructure for navigating ethnographic material comprising more than 3000 pages of text generated by multiple ethnographers.
TitelHandbook for the Anthropology of Technology
RedaktørerMaja Hoejer Bruun, Cathrine Hasse, Klaus Hoeyer, Ayo Wahlberg, Rachel Douglas-Jones, Dorte Brogaard Kristensen, Brit Ross Winthereik
Antal sider14
ForlagPalgrave Macmillan
Publikationsdato24 mar. 2022
ISBN (Trykt)978-981-16-7083-1
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-981-16-7084-8
StatusUdgivet - 24 mar. 2022


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