Research Methods in Anthropology

Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches

Author: H. Russell Bernard

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442268867

Category: Social Science

Page: 732

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Research Methods in Anthropology is the standard textbook for methods classes in anthropology. Whether you are coming from a scientific, interpretive, or applied anthropological tradition, you will learn field methods from the best guide in both qualitative and quantitative methods.

Handbook of Methods in Cultural Anthropology

Author: H. Russell Bernard,Clarence C. Gravlee

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0759120722

Category: Social Science

Page: 822

View: 4043

Draws on both science and humanism to explore the scope of contemporary anthropological fieldwork in practice. This thoroughly revised second edition also features new chapters addressing online ethnography; mixed methods and social survey research; and network and geospatial analysis.

Research methods in cultural anthropology

Author: Harvey Russell Bernard

Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 520

View: 5693

This is a major textbook in research methods for cultural anthropologists by a world-renowned scholar. The text reflects the significant changes that have taken place in the study of anthropology over the last decade, and includes many examples from real field projects. The author lays out the major methods of designing research and collecting and analyzing data in a systematic, scientific fashion. He addresses today's anthropologist's concern with applied work, quantification, sampling and validity, balanced with discussions of more traditional methods. In addition to standard methodological topics, Bernard includes sections on choosing the right research project; taking, managing and coding field notes; and conducting comprehensive litera

Social Research Methods

Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches

Author: H. Russell Bernard,Harvey Russell Bernard

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412978548

Category: Social Science

Page: 788

View: 7912

This book explains and demonstrates to students when to use and how to apply the quantitative and qualitative techniques that they'll need to do their own social research. Using actual examples from psychology, sociology, anthropology, health and education, the book provides readers with both a conceptual understanding of each technique as well as showing them how to use it.

Analyzing Qualitative Data

Systematic Approaches

Author: H. Russell Bernard,Amber Wutich,Gery W. Ryan

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483347109

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

View: 2375

The fully updated Second Edition of Analyzing Qualitative Data: Systematic Approaches by H. Russell Bernard, Amber Wutich, and Gery W. Ryan presents systematic methods for analyzing qualitative data with clear and easy-to-understand steps. The first half is an overview of the basics, from choosing a topic to collecting data, and coding to finding themes, while the second half covers different methods of analysis, including grounded theory, content analysis, analytic induction, semantic network analysis, ethnographic decision modeling, and more. Real examples drawn from social science and health literature along with carefully crafted, hands-on exercises at the end of each chapter allow readers to master key techniques and apply them to their own disciplines.

Taijiquan and the Search for the Little Old Chinese Man

Understanding Identity through Martial Arts

Author: A. Frank

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230601529

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 5753

This book is an ethnographic study of the martial art of taijiquan (or 'tai chi') as it is practiced in China and the United States. Drawing on recent literature on ethnicity, critical race theory, the phenomenology of race, and globalization, the author discusses identity in terms of sensual experience and the transmission/receipt of knowledge.

Social Research Methods

Author: Maggie Walter

Publisher: OUP Australia & New Zealand

ISBN: 9780195520170

Category: Reference

Page: 528

View: 2098

Social Research Methods, Third Edition, is a comprehensive and practical introduction to a wide range of research methods and practices. Each chapter is written by an active research practitioner and presented in a framework of Australian research.

Participant Observation

A Guide for Fieldworkers

Author: Kathleen M. DeWalt,Billie R. DeWalt

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 0759119279

Category: Social Science

Page: 278

View: 3825

Explores participant observation in this guide to the systematic collection of data in naturalistic settings - communities in many different cultures - to achieve an understanding of the most fundamental processes and patterns of social life.

Anthropology and Archaeology

A Changing Relationship

Author: Chris Gosden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134716206

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

View: 2635

Anthropolgy and Archaeology provides a valuable and much-needed introduction to the theories and methods of these two inter-related subjects. This volume covers the historical relationship and contemporary interests of archaeology and anthropology. It takes a broad historical approach, setting the early history of the disciplines with the colonial period during which the Europeans encountered and attempted to make sense of many other peoples. It shows how the subjects are linked through their interest in kinship, economics and symbolism, and discusses what each contribute to debates about gender, material culture and globalism in the post-colonial world.

Native ethnography

a Mexican Indian describes his culture

Author: Harvey Russell Bernard,Jesús Salinas Pedraza

Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 648

View: 8003

The Method and Theory of Ethnology

An Essay in Criticism

Author: Paul Radin

Publisher: Bergin & Garvey

ISBN: 9780897891189

Category: Social Science

Page: 318

View: 5643

Radin's timeless critique of anthropological theory and methods from a humanistic perspective provides an overall assessment of the field of ethnology, its shortcomings, errors, and misdirections.

Designing and Conducting Ethnographic Research

Author: Margaret Diane LeCompte,Jean J. Schensul

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 0759118698

Category: Social Science

Page: 356

View: 2978

This first volume of the Ethnographer's Toolkit provides a practical, straightforward introduction to ethnography and ethnographic practice to the student and novice fieldworker.

Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes, Second Edition

Author: Robert M. Emerson,Rachel I. Fretz,Linda L. Shaw

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226206866

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 7096

In Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes, Robert M. Emerson, Rachel I. Fretz, and Linda L. Shaw present a series of guidelines, suggestions, and practical advice for creating useful fieldnotes in a variety of settings, demystifying a process that is often assumed to be intuitive and impossible to teach. Using actual unfinished notes as examples, the authors illustrate options for composing, reviewing, and working fieldnotes into finished texts. They discuss different organizational and descriptive strategies and show how transforming direct observations into vivid descriptions results not simply from good memory but from learning to envision scenes as written. A good ethnographer, they demonstrate, must learn to remember dialogue and movement like an actor, to see colors and shapes like a painter, and to sense moods and rhythms like a poet. This new edition reflects the extensive feedback the authors have received from students and instructors since the first edition was published in 1995. As a result, they have updated the race, class, and gender section, created new sections on coding programs and revising first drafts, and provided new examples of working notes. An essential tool for budding social scientists, the second edition of Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes will be invaluable for a new generation of researchers entering the field.

Mad Dogs, Englishmen, and the Errant Anthropologist

Fieldwork in Malaysia

Author: Douglas Raybeck

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 1478610034

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

View: 745

According to Raybeck, the solitary dictum that best characterizes fieldwork is Things go awry. In this spirited account of his time spent in Southeast Asia, Raybeck describes several adventures and misadventures involving field research, as well as the understanding, humility and bruises that these experiences leave behind. Since fieldwork is situated, Raybecks treatment also includes rich descriptions of Kelantanese society and culture, addressing such topics as kinship, linguistics, gender relations, economics, and political structures. Through the lively pages of this narrative, readers gain insight into the human dimension of the fieldwork undertaking, a sense of how the anthropologist builds rapport in a research setting, and how reliable information is obtained.

Ethnographic Fieldwork

An Anthropological Reader

Author: Antonius C. G. M. Robben,Jeffrey A. Sluka

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470657154

Category: Social Science

Page: 654

View: 9398

Newly revised, Ethnographic Fieldwork: An Anthropological Reader Second Edition provides readers with a picture of the breadth, variation, and complexity of fieldwork. The updated selections offer insight into the ethnographer?s experience of gathering and analyzing data, and a richer understanding of the conflicts, hazards and ethical challenges of pursuing fieldwork around the globe. Offers an international collection of classic and contemporary readings to provide students with a broad understanding of historical, methodological, ethical, reflexive and stylistic issues in fieldwork Features 16 new articles and revised part introductions, with additional insights into the experience of conducting ethnographic fieldwork Explores the importance of fieldwork practice in achieving the core theoretical and methodological goals of anthropology Highlights the personal and professional challenges of field researchers, from issues of professional identity, fieldwork relations, activism, and the conflicts, hazards and ethical concerns of community work.

Decolonizing Methodologies

Research and Indigenous Peoples

Author: Professor Linda Tuhiwai Smith

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 1848139535

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 1565

'A landmark in the process of decolonizing imperial Western knowledge.' Walter Mignolo, Duke University To the colonized, the term 'research' is conflated with European colonialism; the ways in which academic research has been implicated in the throes of imperialism remains a painful memory. This essential volume explores intersections of imperialism and research - specifically, the ways in which imperialism is embedded in disciplines of knowledge and tradition as 'regimes of truth.' Concepts such as 'discovery' and 'claiming' are discussed and an argument presented that the decolonization of research methods will help to reclaim control over indigenous ways of knowing and being. Now in its eagerly awaited second edition, this bestselling book has been substantially revised, with new case-studies and examples and important additions on new indigenous literature, the role of research in indigenous struggles for social justice, which brings this essential volume urgently up-to-date.

Living the Ethnographic Life

Author: Dan Rose

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780803939998

Category: Social Science

Page: 64

View: 7991

Rose makes a passionate plea to break down the corporate mould of ethnography and reshape it as a democratic form of thinking and being. He links the origins of ethnography with the travel journals left by colonizing European traders, merchants and soldiers, then shows to what extent modern ethnography, centred on corporate organized universities, has adopted this imperial philosophy and structure. By breaking away from this model he offers an alternative which is concerned with its subject and which links the life of the ethnographer to the ethnography. Through the use of poem, story and epigraph as well as scholarly analysis, Rose opens up the window on the possibility of ethnography as a way of life.

Anthropological Research

The Structure of Inquiry

Author: Pertti J. Pelto,Gretel H. Pelto

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521292283

Category: Social Science

Page: 333

View: 7728

A comprehensive text on research methods in social and cultural anthropology, covering tools, counting and sampling, fieldwork and research design. Originally published by Harper & Row, 1970.

Rapid Assessment Process

An Introduction

Author: James Beebe

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759100121

Category: Social Science

Page: 199

View: 3163

Rapid Assessment Process is the first introduction to the RAP group of ethnographic methods and techniques that provide field-based research findings for policymakers and program planners. Prepared by an international development professional, it provides clear guidelines on producing high quality research in a fraction of the time taken by traditional ethnography. Visit our website for sample chapters!