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Research Methods in Anthropology

Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches, Fourth Edition

H. Russell Bernard

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Research Methods in Anthropology is the standard textbook for methods classes in anthropology programs. Over the past dozen years, it has launched tens of thousands of students into the field with its combination of rigorous methodology, wry humor, commonsense advice, and numerous examples from actual field projects. Now the fourth edition of this classic textbook is ready, written in Russ Bernard's unmistakable conversational style. It contains all the useful methodological advice of previous editions and more: additional material on text analysis, an expanded section on sampling in field settings, the use of computers for fieldwork and analysis, the pros and cons of rapid assessment techniques in anthropology, dozens of new examples, and an expanded bibliography. 'Methods belong to all of us' is the watchphrase of this book. Whether you are coming from a scientific, interpretive, or applied anthropological tradition, your students should learn field methods from the best guide around.
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AltaMira Press
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978-0-7591-1256-8 • eBook • January 2006 • $67.99 • (£47.95)
H. Russell Bernard is professor of anthropology at the University of Florida. He is the editor of the Handbook of Methods in Cultural Anthropology, the author of Social Research Methods, and is the founder and current editor of the journal Field Methods.

Chapter 1 Anthropology and the Social Sciences
Chapter 2 The Foundations of Social Research
Chapter 3 Preparing for Research
Chapter 4 The Literature Search
Chapter 5 Research Design: Experiments and Experimental Thinking
Chapter 6 Sampling
Chapter 7 Sampling Theory
Chapter 8 Nonprobability Sampling and Choosing Informants
Chapter 9 Interviewing: Unstructured and Semistructured
Chapter 10 Structured Interviewing I: Questionnaires
Chapter 11 Structured Interviewing II: Cultural Domain Analysis
Chapter 12 Scales and Scaling
Chapter 13 Participant Observation
Chapter 14 Field Notes: How to Take Them, Code Them, Manage Them
Chapter 15 Direct and Indirect Observation
Chapter 16 Introduction to Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis
Chapter 17 Qualitative Data Analysis I: Text Analysis
Chapter 18 Qualitative Data Analysis II: Models and Matrices
Chapter 19 Univariate Analysis
Chapter 20 Bivariate Analysis: Testing Relations
Chapter 21 Multivariate Analysis
Chapter 22 Appendix A: Table of Random Numbers
Chapter 23 Appendix B: Table of Areas under a Normal Curve
Chapter 24 Appendix C: Students' t Distribution
Chapter 25 Appendix D: Chi-Square Distribution Table
Chapter 26 Appendix E: F Tables for the .05 and .01 Levels of Significance
Chapter 27 Appendix F: Resources for Fieldworkers
Ideal for college level courses in anthropology, Research Methods in Anthropology is also to be strongly recommended as accessibly informative for non-specialist general readers with an interest in anthropological research.....