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ANTH 407 Principles of Field Work
An examination of field work as the basic setting for ethnographic research. Research design; relationships with study participants, field techniques, and data analysis and presentation.
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|ANTH 407 001||Seminar||1||Tue Thu||15:30||17:00|
This course introduces students to basic field methods in cultural anthropology, including participant observation, direct systematic observation, interviewing techniques, sampling techniques, questionnaires, discourse and text analysis, and basic visual anthropology. This class emphasizes the complementarity of humanistic and scientific approaches. Students will learn to adhere to ethical standards when designing and carrying out field research; determine which methods are best suited to different types of research goals; become proficient in basic techniques to document human behavior; write, code and analyze field notes; code and analyze data; design a research project using anthropological methodology; and present their preliminary research in oral and written form. This course sati and ~
sfies the field methods requirement for undergraduate Anthropology majors.