Welcome to Anthropology 390: Community-Based Research Methods. The intent of this course is to introduce the basic concepts, principles, and issues surrounding community-based research methods. You will gain some insight into the contrasts and complementarities between Western and Indigenous methodologies—how they differ, and what each brings to the whole picture. This course will introduce the concept of ethics in research so that you will be able to apply for ethics approval from an ethics committee as part of a community-based research project. The units of the Study Guide will direct you through the process of carrying out a small-scale research project, while exposing you to varying perspectives about the methodologies used in ethnographic research.