Anthro Week 1 Lecture Notes

Anthro Week 1 Lecture Notes - about nature in order to...

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What is Anthropology Cultural anthropology Archaeology Linguistic anthropology Biological/physical anthropology Using a holistic approach
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What is a human? Cultural definitions/explanations Biological definitions/explanations Religious/Spiritual definitions/explanations
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How do we define the term “science”? Science is a process used to understand the world which requires that certain rules be followed WHAT IS THE PROCESS? WHAT ARE THESE RULES?
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What is a hypothesis”? A hypothesis (or scientific theory) is a testable , repeatable , and correctable , explanation of an observable or calculated phenomena that yields new information
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Unformatted text preview: about nature in order to answer questions. Important concepts: Science is a process used to understand the world Science is not the only process one can use Data does not give answers Data can be interpreted in many ways Correlation does not equal causation A theory (conclusion) is not a fact or a truth A theory (conclusion) can change Science does not seek to PROVE that an answer is correct, it seeks to disprove Important concepts: Scientific conclusions can be influenced by the society within which they were created...
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This note was uploaded on 02/15/2011 for the course ANTH 101 taught by Professor Waxenbaum during the Spring '08 term at Loyola Chicago.

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