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ANTH 501 - Graduate Research Methods in Anthropology

(3 credits)
Prerequisite: ANTH 508
This course focuses on research methods used in anthropology. Students will be introduced to both qualitative and quantitative ethnographic data collection techniques. Qualitative research methods include observation, participant observation, interviewing (unstructured, semi-structured, group), text data analysis and report writing. Quantitative approaches include survey design, administration and strategies for data analysis. Students will apply these research methods through a series of short field and written exercises. Other topics explored include paradigms and research design, research ethics and IRB procedures, archival research, writing field notes and data recording transcription, and management and applications of ethnographic research in programming, evaluation, interventions and policy. Offered spring semester.