Research Strategies in Human Biology: Field and Survey Studies / Edition 1

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This book is about doing research, not about the results obtained. Those engaged on their first research may have had plenty of preparation about the techniques and results of prior research related to their proposed study, but may have limited knowledge of the actual strategies employed, or pitfalls encountered, by others who have conducted successful field and survey studies. In this book, a number of researchers with experience of working on problems including environmental stresses, population genetics, parasitic vectors and vital records, describe obstacles encountered and successful strategies used in their own studies and by those of others. One learns to do research by trial and error, but accounts by experienced investigators can supplement what one learns from mentors and fellow students. It is hoped that biological anthropologists and others with related research interests will find this book applicable to their work.
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"This is a very good and useful book. I recommend it to graduate students and new professional anthropologists interested in, or doing, human biology, and to those engaged in their training or supervision. It would also benefit undergraduate seniors who are planning graduate work as well as most of the more senior among us." Evelyn J. Bowers-Bienkowski, American Journal of Human Biology
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Table of Contents

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List of contributors
1 Planning a research project 1
2 Research designs and sampling strategies 20
3 Biocultural studies of ethnic groups 33
4 Migration 62
5 Collection of human population genetic data 92
6 Nutritional studies in biological anthropology 108
7 Historical demography and population structure 140
8 Writing for publication 186
Index 201
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