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SAMPLE DEBATE PREPARATION Read and follow “How Anthropologists Reach Conclusions” on p. xxvii of Taking Sides. 12 pt. Times New Roman font, 1-inch margins, between 1 and 2 pages typed, double-spaced 1. Who is the author? What school of thought, training, research, experience? 2. What are the author’s assumptions? Why does the author find the topic important to write about? What are the author’s biases? What assumptions does author make? Are his/her assumptions the same or different from the other author? How? 3. What methods and data does an author use? What kind of analytical strategy does author use? Evidence? How does the author use the evidence? 4. What are the author’s conclusions? 5. How does the author reach his or her conclusions from the data? Would different data have made a difference in the conclusions? Would different evidence have been more appropriate? Would different ways of analyzing the data suggest other conclusions? Taking Sides , Issue 8: Should Cultural Anthropology Stop Trying to Model Itself on Sciences? YES: “Thick Description: Toward an Interpretive Theory of Culture” 1. Author: Clifford Geertz, cultural anthropologist who advocates interpretive anthropology using “thick description”
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