ANTH notes Jan 27
ANTH notes Jan 27 ANTH1004
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Ethnographic Research Chapter 3 january 29 FIELDWORK OVERVIEW Institutional Review Boards IRBs boards at universities that review proposals make sure the researchers are following ethical guidelines also making sure the university won t get sued Survey39s standardized sheet of gestures bubbles many anthropologists are suspicious of surveys of surveys because of inaccurate responses people lie Participant Observation participate in the daily activities of and observe those that you are studying lnformantsConsultantslnterlocutorsHuman subjects snowball sampling key informants All of these mean the same thing anthropologists don t agree on a term Semistructured Interviews come in with set of interview questions and improvise after the rst few based on where the conversation goes Rapport The relationships of trust and familiarity developed with members of the community being studied Life histories trying to discover the values that guide someone s life by asking them to tell stories about their life Focus groups Have a group discussion with participants let them talk while asking questions NEW DEPARTURES IN RESEARCH AND FIELDWORK Multisited eldwork visit multiple sites Virtual eldwork conduct research through the internet gaming virtual space Fiction some anthropologists have begun to use their research and write ction novels and mysteries Public Anthropology using the anthropological research for the explicit goal of using the information to foster social change and public good Studying Up More and more there have been trends to study the more wealthy and privileged in society as opposed to the underprivileged or primitives The problem is Wall Street bankers and businessmen don t want to be studiedhave the time Re exivity a critical selfexamination of the role of the anthropologist and an awareness that one s identity affects the research
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