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

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

by Gabriel Ward Lasker, C. G. Nicholas Mascie-Taylor
     
 

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… See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521019095
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/31/2005
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology Series, #13
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.51(d)

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Table of Contents

List of boxes
List of contributors
Preface
1Planning a research project1
2Research designs and sampling strategies20
3Biocultural studies of ethnic groups33
4Migration62
5Collection of human population genetic data92
6Nutritional studies in biological anthropology108
7Historical demography and population structure140
8Writing for publication186
Index201

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