ANTH102 Methods

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Methods in Anthropology ANTH 102 Understanding Other Cultures Fall 2006
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Announcements Week 3 Readings: Spradley and McCurdy, chapters 36 and 38 (NOT chapters 27 and 28) There WILL be class Monday, September 11.
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Anthropological Methods Conducting Fieldwork Fieldwork Techniques Analyzing Data Sensitive Issues in Fieldwork
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Anthropological Methods: Conducting Fieldwork From the armchair to the veranda to the field Participant observation The process of fieldwork Choosing what to study Preparations Field dynamics Building rapport
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Anthropological Methods: Conducting Fieldwork Fieldwork dynamics (continued) Status of anthropologist Age Gender Race Class Culture Shock
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Anthropological Methods: Fieldwork Techniques Combination of qualitative and quantitative techniques Etic (deductive) versus emic (inductive) perspectives Qualitative approach Unstructured observation Daily field notes Quantitative approach
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Unformatted text preview: Structured interviews Surveys Anthropological Methods: Fieldwork Techniques Not sufficient to just observe or just interview; must do both Need to combine different techniques for gathering data (triangulation): Life histories Historical sources Texts Field notes Anthropological Methods: Fieldwork Techniques Equipment used in the field: Paper and pen/pencil Cameras Video cameras Tape recorders Computers Anthropological Methods: Analyzing the Data Qualitative analysis based on detailed descriptions of a culture Effort to discover themes/patterns Quantitative analysis usually based on statistical computation Realist and reflexive ethnography Anthropological Methods: Sensitive Issues in Fieldwork Ethics Safety and security Accountability to research subjects Collaboration with research subjects...
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