Choose one of the four ethnographies listed on page 2, either B1, B2, B3, or B4.
Choose one of the four ethnographies listed on page 2, either B1, B2, B3, or B4. All are available as KPU Library eBooks. Read the assigned chapter(s) of the ethnography that you have chosen, paying close attention to parts of the chapter(s) where the author presents his or her research methods. Write a 3-page essay describing and discussing the research methods used by the anthropologist whose ethnography you have chosen. There are various aspects of research methods you can discuss. The most important are: the specific methods the anthropologist chose; how she or he used them; and what insights about the research topic the methods generated. Include some background information about the study, such as: the times and places where the research was done; how the anthropologist developed relationships with members of the communities they worked with; and why the research topic is important. You could also discuss: forms of reciprocity practiced; the roles of research collaborators; ethical considerations; and any ethical dilemmas the researcher may have faced. Your essay should have an introduction, a body, and a conclusion. You are not required to do additional research for this assignment.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.