ANTH 130 Chapter Notes - Chapter 3: Cultural Anthropology, Participant Observation, Informed Consent

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Kottak Ch 3
-biological and archaeologists more popular
Indiana Jones
-cultural anthropology and sociology share interest in social relations, organization,
and behavior
sociologists focus on industrial west
anthropologists focus on nonindustrial societies
-Participant observation- taking part in the events one is observing, describing, and
-Cultural anthropology typically requires field experience from another society
-Rapport- good, friendly working relationship based on personal contact
-Sample- small, manageable study group from larger population
-Interview schedule- talking face to face, asking questions, writing answers
-Genealogical method- procedures by which ethnographers discover and record
connections of kinship, descent, and marriage using diagrams and symbols
necessary for anthropologists to understand social relations and reconstruct history
-Key cultural consultants- people who provide the most complete or useful info about
particular aspects of life
-Life history- recollection of lifetime experiences
-Emic- local oriented
-Etic- scientist oriented
-Bronislaw Malinowski considered founder of ethnography
-Longitudinal research- long term study of an area or population, usually based on
repeated visits
-Survey research- sampling, impersonal data collection and statistical analysis
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