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Cultural Anthropology Notes Week 2

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Cultural Anthropology Notes Week 2 ANTH 02202 - 9

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Some notes to keep in mind for conducting fieldwork and what else about the job to keep into consideration
Introduction To Cultural Anthropology
Chelsea Marie Cordle
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Date Created: 10/13/16
Cultural Anthropology Notes Chapter 2 Researching Cultures Steps to Field Work 1.) Research Topic A. Project Selection I. Topic is important II. Complete Literacy Review III. Study over material B. Preparing I. Secure a means for funding II. Research for the employer III. Obtain a passport or visa IV. Remember Human Protection V. Equipment VI. Vaccines VII. Research equipment VIII. Language 2.) Working in the Field A. Site Selection I. Need rapport II. Trusting relationship III. Establish trust with leader B. Gift Giving I. Gift giving is a good way to establish a friendly relationship with the people of the area and get them to warm up to you in a sense. C. Culture Shock I. Be aware that culture shock may occur during time spent wherever you are studying D.Mico Cultures I. Class II. Race III. Gender IV. Age 3.) Fieldwork Techniques A. Types of Research I. Deductive Approach a. Starts with a hypothesis II. Inductive Approach a. Data without a hypothesis III. Etic a. Data according to questions in different categories for a hypothesis IV. Emic a. Data on the feelings about the culture; what one may or may not say about the culture B. Participant Observation I. Participating in the culture and its activities while observing C. Talking to People I. Interviews and questions D.Specialized Focus I. Life history II. Time allocation study III. Texts IV. Team study 4.) Recording the Culture A. Field Notes I. Logs II. Journals III. Descriptions IV. Notes V. Videos VI. Tape recordings VII. Photos 5.) Data Analysis A. Qualitative Data B. Quantitive Data C. Representation Data What else should you take in to consideration?  Fieldwork safety Natural disasters Diseases Violence War  Psychological Dangers Culture shock and reverse culture shock


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