Based on this article, what do you think are some of the strengths and limitations of anthropological
What did you find most interesting, important, and/or confusing about this article?
What have you learned from this article that may be useful to you when you conduct participant
| Research Questions
Instructions & Expectations
Anthropologists typically ask “how” and “why” questions. These are open-ended questions that explore processes,
relationships, and meaning. They generally don’t ask closed questions, such as yes/no questions or questions related to
quantities (e.g. “how many”).
Your research questions need to be answerable within the time frame of the project.
Choose a research question related to gender that will be interesting for you to explore.
Choose a context for your research where you can engage as an active participant.
Based on the work you did in discussion section, write your two possible research questions here. Your TA will review
these and advise you which one(s) likely to be successful for your research. You will receive feedback on Canvas.
In addition, for each question you need to also give a
of the activity you will be participating in during
your observation, and the
where that activity takes place.
"For my participant observation I will lift weights
at the Natatorium gym on the UW campus.")
Read your TA’s feedback on Canvas in order to proceed with the project.
This assignment needs to be completed by
11:59pm the day AFTER your Discussion Section in Week 5
(e.g. if your discussion section meets on Monday, your Research Questions are due by 11:59pm on Tuesday).