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Research Methods in Anthropology: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches

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Research Methods in Anthropology is a standard textbook for methods classes in anthropology programmes. Since the 1980s it has launched thousands of students into the field with its combination of rigorous methodological advice, wry humour, common sense advice, and numerous examples from actual field projects. Now the third edition of this textbook contains all the useful ...more
Paperback, Third Edition, 753 pages
Published August 14th 2001 by Altamira Press (first published 1988)
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Ashley
Jul 25, 2007 Ashley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: geeks and do-gooders
Shelves: method
"Be brave in your hypotheses," Dr. Bernard told us this week. Written in a conversational, straightforward style, this is the book on anthropological methods. Post-structuralists -- beware the storm of ANTHROPOLOGICAL SCIENCE.
Liz
Jul 13, 2010 Liz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Liz by: David
For the thickness and the topic this author is amazingly un-dry! Plenty of examples and lively side comments to stir it up. It's rare to find a text book that is enjoyable to read.
Amber Case
Jun 27, 2008 Amber Case rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone interested in increasing their ability to observe and collect data in an organized matter.
Recommended to Amber by: My qualitative methods professor - Jennifer Hubbert
This is the book that taught me how to think like an Anthropologist. It is essential for anyone looking to develop products that fulfill a consumer's need, or anyone looking to write an ethnography about anything.

This book teaches how to collect, organize and annotate anthropological data, as well as what to look for when doing observational analysis.

One of the best things about this book is that it teaches readers how to implement ethics into their research. It shows how to befriend and respe
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Bryce
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Brian
Aug 28, 2011 Brian rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: edjamacation
Research Methods in Anthropology supposes that you already have background knowledge in statistics. Bernard supposes that the reader understands complex methods in statistics, and makes no effort to explain the himself. I found myself having to look up definitions and processes constantly. Maybe it is my fault for not have taken statistics, but as THE book for anthropological data I feel as if it could have been a bit more in depth.
Lauren Warnecke
Nov 08, 2014 Lauren Warnecke rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Amazingly, I read this book cover to cover. It's a textbook on qualitative research, so, yeah, sometimes it gets dry. But overall, Bernard keeps the reader's attention and makes sense out of difficult concepts.
Michael
Jun 17, 2013 Michael rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anthropologists and students.
Recommended to Michael by: Anthropology professor.
If there's a better no-nonsense volume on methodology out there, I haven't found it.
Paul
Dec 24, 2007 Paul rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Teh Methodologically-challenged
Be brave.
Chris Gager
Picked to represent a course I took at CU called "The Qualitative Method in Anthropological Thought" taught by Dave Green, the then Department Chair. Statistics... Date is approximate.
Genevieve Dewey
Aug 03, 2012 Genevieve Dewey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is sort of the bible of anthropologists of the last generation. I'm sure others have come and replaced its supremecy, but to many of us, it was well thumbed.
Amanda
Oct 19, 2014 Amanda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: anthropology
Skim-read for a class but it's very interesting and I'll be returning to it and reading properly at some point.
Colleen
Textbook for a course in Research Methods. Pretty thorough.
Jennifer
Textbook for methods in anthropological fieldwork course.
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