ERIC Number: ED129649
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
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Field Projects in Anthropology: A Student Handbook.
Crane, Julia G.; Angrosino, Michael V.
This manual is an introduction to field techniques for undergraduate anthropology students. It describes 14 projects, each devoted to a traditional area of anthropological inquiry. A "method" or "data collecting tool" is suggested by which each topic may be investigated profitably. Project 1 describes a suitable beginning field assignment. Projects 2 through 13 explain how to carry out various aspects of assignments, including specific examples, illustrations, and instructions. The chapters are titled Making Maps, Charting Kinship, Interviewing Informants, Participant Observation, Collecting Life Histories, Using Personal Documentation, Digging into Cultural History, Analyzing Folklore Content, Doing Ethnosemantic Research, Using a Standardized Questionnaire, Studying Formal Organizations, and Taking Photographs. Project 14, Planning a Community Study, can be used as a general summation of methods and concepts presented in the manual. Three rules emphasized throughout the book as being of the greatest importance for the collection of field notes are label work carefully, take extensive notes, and check up on yourself. A selected bibliography is presented for each project. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Anthropology, Culture Contact, Educational Anthropology, Educational Media, Ethnology, Evaluation Methods, Field Experience Programs, Field Instruction, Field Interviews, Higher Education, Map Skills, Nonformal Education, Participation, Photography, Research Methodology, Skill Development, Social Science Research, Social Sciences, Sociocultural Patterns
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