Course: ANTH 696A. Anthropological Research Design (2)
Prerequisite: Classified status. This seminar will focus on how anthropological research is conceived and planned, with consideration of differing theoretical viewpoints and their usefulness. Students will discuss the unique position of anthropology among the sciences and humanities and resulting issues for research design. Students will review typical anthropological research problems, discuss appropriate methods and critique completed research projects with an emphasis on identifying how their design fostered successful execution. Students will conduct preliminary research on a specific topic of interest and are expected to complete an annotated bibliography of theoretical, methodological and substantive works related to that topic.