Research Methods in Anthropology / Edition 5

Research Methods in Anthropology / Edition 5

5.0 1
by H. Russell Bernard
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

ISBN-10: 0759112428

ISBN-13: 9780759112421

Pub. Date: 05/16/2011

Publisher: AltaMira Press

Research Methods in Anthropology is the standard textbook for methods classes in anthropology programs. Over the past 13 years, it has launched tens of thousands of students into the field with its combination of rigorous methodological advice, wry humor, common sense advice, and numerous examples from actual field projects. Now the third edition of this classic

Overview

Research Methods in Anthropology is the standard textbook for methods classes in anthropology programs. Over the past 13 years, it has launched tens of thousands of students into the field with its combination of rigorous methodological advice, wry humor, common sense advice, and numerous examples from actual field projects. Now the third edition of this classic textbook is ready, written in Bernard's unmistakable conversational style. RMA 3 contains all the useful methodological advice of previous editions and more: additional material on text analysis, an expanded section on sampling in field settings, the use of computers for fieldwork and analysis, the pros and cons of rapid assessment techniques in anthropology, and dozens of new examples. "Methods belong to all of us" is the watchword of this book. Whether you are coming from a scientific, interpretive, or applied anthropological tradition, your students should learn field methods from the best guide around.

Author Biography: H. RUSSELL BERNARD is professor of anthropology at the University of Florida. A expert on research methods, on writing and publishing in previously non-written languages, and on social network analysis, he is author of half a dozen books and editor of the journal Field Methods.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759112421
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
05/16/2011
Edition description:
Fifth Edition
Pages:
680
Sales rank:
536,662
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
1.Anthropology and the Social Sciences1
2.The Foundations of Social Research27
3.Preparing for Research65
4.The Literature Search91
5.Research Design: Experiments and Experimental Thinking105
6.Sampling141
7.Sampling Theory163
8.Nonprobability Sampling and Choosing Informants180
9.Interviewing: Unstructured and Semistructured203
10.Structured Interviewing: Questionnaires240
11.Structured Interviewing: Cultural Domain Analysis280
12.Scales and Scaling298
13.Participant Observation322
14.Field Notes: How to Take Them, Code Them, Manage Them365
15.Direct and Indirect Observation390
16.Introduction to Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis427
17.Qualitative Data Analysis I: Text Analysis440
18.Qualitative Data Analysis II: Models and Matrices489
19.Univariate Analysis516
20.Bivariate Analysis: Testing Relations561
21.Multivariate Analysis615
References661
Appendix ATable of Random Numbers701
Appendix BTable of Areas under a Normal Curve704
Appendix CStudent's t Distribution707
Appendix DChi-Square Distribution Table708
Appendix ETables of Percentage Points of the Inverted Beta (F) Distribution710
Appendix FResources for Field Workers714
Subject Index719
Author Index741
About the Author753

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

Research Methods in Anthropology 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago