Ch. 5 - Methods in Cultural Anthropology

Ch. 5 - Methods in Cultural Anthropology - ANTH101 Week4

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ANTH101  Week 4 Methods in Cultural Anthropology                                                                     September  15-17, 2009 Side Notes: E-mail week 3 notes to  lucillenarbo@hotmail.com (ostrich-sized) I. Overview of Methodology a. What is Methodology i. The way that you collect information and data as an anthropologist ii. Empirical research b. Two major approaches: Ethnographic and Comparative Methods II. Ethnographic Fieldwork a. Why fieldwork? What is it? i. Long-term cultural immersion ii. Long-term fieldwork leads to building trust and rapport with the  community b. Specific fieldwork methods: i. Participant Observation 1. Participating to the greatest extent possible 2. “Going Native” generates research benefits 3. Contributes to understanding a culture holistically a.
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2010 for the course ANTH 101 taught by Professor Stiles during the Fall '09 term at Nevada.

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Ch. 5 - Methods in Cultural Anthropology - ANTH101 Week4

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