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xiii, 709 pages ; 27 cm
  • Preface v About the Author xiii 1 Anthropology and the Social Sciences 1 2 The Foundations of Social Research 23 3 Preparing for Research 54 4 Research Design: Experiments and Experimental Thinking 83 5 Sampling I: The Basics 114 6 Sampling II: Theory 131 7 Sampling III: Nonprobability Samples and Choosing Informants 145 8 Interviewing I: Unstructured and Semistructured 163 9 Interviewing II: Questionnaires 195 10 Interviewing III: Relational Data, Cultural Domains and Networks 233 11 Scales and Scaling 254 12 Participant Observation 272 13 Field Notes and Database Management 308 14 Direct and Indirect Observation 323 15 Introduction to Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis 354 16 Cognitive Anthropology I: Analyzing Relational Data, Cultural Domains and Networks 362 17 Cognitive Anthropology II: Decision Modeling, Taxonomies, and Componential Analysis 416 18 Text Analysis I: Interpretive Analysis, Narrative Analysis, Performance Analysis, and Conversation Analysis 437 19 Text Analysis II: Schema Analysis, Grounded Theory, Content Analysis, and Analytic Induction 459 20 Univariate Analysis 491 21 Bivariate Analysis: Testing Relations 527 22 Multivariate Analysis 570 iv Contents Appendix A: Table of Areas under a Normal Curve 598 Appendix B: Student's t Distribution 601 Appendix C: Chi-Square Distribution Table 602 Appendix D: F Table for the .05 Level of Significance 604 Appendix E: Resources for Fieldworkers 606 References 611 Author Index 000 Subject Index 000.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442268883 20180416
Research Methods in Anthropology is the standard textbook for methods classes in anthropology. Written in Russ Bernard's unmistakable conversational style, this guide has launched tens of thousands of students into the fieldwork enterprise with a combination of rigorous methodology, wry humor, and commonsense advice. 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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442268845 20180416
H. Russell Bernard's Research Methods in Anthropology, Sixth Edition, is the standard for learning about the range of methods for collecting and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data about human thought and human behavior. In the first section of the book, students learn the elements of research design, including how to choose a research topic, how to develop research questions and hypotheses, and how to choose an appropriate sample for their research. In the next section, students learn the methods of data collection, including: open-ended interviewing, questionnaire design, participant observation, direct and indirect observation, building scales in the field, and taking and managing field notes. This section also introduces the methods for cultural domain analysis and network analysis. The last section of the book covers methods for analyzing all these kinds of data, including: finding and analyzing themes in text, conversation and narrative analysis, and decision modeling, as well as descriptive and inferential statistics, multidimensional scaling. and cluster analysis. There is no separate chapter on ethics. That topic is important in every phase of research, even in the beginning phase of choosing a problem to study, and is covered throughout the book. oA comprehensive research methods text for cultural anthropologists oCovers research design, data collection and data analysis oFull coverage of both qualitative and quantitative approaches oWritten in plain language. Turns research methods into fun reading oA real how-to, hands-on text oExtensive bibliography on all topics covered in the book.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442268883 20180416
Green Library
xiii, 154 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Story and theory. Taking stock: parts and wholes ; Looking back: the power of first impressions ; Scenes, summaries, events ; Situation, story, theory ; Chekhov as ethnographic muse
  • Place. The place of writing ; Passage to more than a place ; The feel of a place ; Others' perceptions ; Landscapes transformed ; Wide angles and close-ups ; Painful places ; The meeting place of texts
  • Person. Types and individuals ; The embodied person ; Lives told by things ; Inner biography ; Nonhuman persons ; Imagining across time
  • Voice. How voices sound ; Key words, key concepts ; Transcribing conversation and performance ; Quotation and paraphrase ; Pauses, guarded words, words in veiled forms ; Cultivating your own voice
  • Self. Narrating ; Explaining ; Evoking ; Transforming ; Reframing ; Connecting ; Postscript writing to be alive
  • Using this book
  • Further inspiration: helpful books on writing.
Anton Chekhov is revered as a boldly innovative playwright and short story writer - but he wrote more than just plays and stories. In "Alive in the Writing" - an intriguing hybrid of writing guide, biography, and literary analysis - anthropologist and novelist Kirin Narayan introduces readers to some other sides of Chekhov: his pithy, witty observations on the writing process; his life as a writer through accounts by his friends, family, and lovers; and, his venture into nonfiction through his book "Sakhalin Island". By closely attending to the people who lived under the appalling conditions of the Russian penal colony on "Sakhalin", Chekhov showed how empirical details combined with a literary flair can bring readers face to face with distant, different lives, enlarging a sense of human responsibility. Highlighting this balance of the empirical and the literary, Narayan uses Chekhov to bring new energy to the writing of ethnography and creative nonfiction alike. Weaving together selections from writing by and about him with examples from other talented ethnographers and memoirists, she offers practical exercises and advice on topics such as story, theory, place, person, voice, and self. A new and lively exploration of ethnography, Alive in the Writing shows how the genre's attentive, sustained connection with the lives of others can become a powerful tool for any writer.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226568188 20160607
Green Library
xxiii, 289 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Fieldnotes in ethnographic research
  • In the field : participating, observing, and jotting notes
  • Writing fieldnotes. 1, At the desk, creating scenes on a page
  • Writing fieldnotes. 2, Multiple purposes and stylistic options
  • Pursuing members' meanings
  • Processing fieldnotes : coding and memoing
  • Writing an ethnography.
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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226206837 20160607
Green Library, Education Library (Cubberley)
EDUC-450A-01, ANTHRO-93B-01
ix, 246 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Respondents: choosing them and recruiting them
  • Preparation for interviewing
  • Interviewing
  • Issues in interviewing
  • Analysis of data
  • Writing the report
  • Appendices.
"Learning From Strangers" is the definitive work on qualitative research interviewing. It draws on Robert Weiss's thirty years of experience in interviewing and teaching others how to do it. The most effective interviews, says Weiss, rely on creating cooperation-- an open and trusting alliance between interviewer and respondent, dedicated to specific and honest accounts of both internal and external events. Against the eclectic background of his work in national sample surveys, studies based on semi-structured interviewing, and participant observation, Weiss walks the reader through the method of qualitative interview studies: sample selection, development of an interview guide, the conduct of the interview, analysis, and preparation of the data. Weiss gives examples of successful and less successful interviews and offers specific techniques and guidelines for the practitioner.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780684823126 20160604
Green Library