Advanced Research Methods

Mondays 10-12:50, Sage 5711, Instructor:  Ron Eglash

Special thanks to David Hess, Kim Fortun, and Michael Mascarenhas from whom I have shamelessly stolen most of this curriculum

Course Syllabus New Discussion Agenda

discussion 1 discussion 7
discussion 2 discussion 8
discussion 3 discussion 9
discussion 4 discussion 10
discussion 5 discussion 11
discussion 6 discussion 12

Lectures and in-class exercises

0) The aims of A.R.M. 9) Cognitive Anthropology 18) Questions on Indigenous research readings
1) Exercise: how much of a constructivist are you? 10) Structure/Agency Debate 19) Questions on ethics readings
2) Brief philosophy overview part I  11) Questions on Multi-sited & Extended Case readings 20) IRB proposal examples

3) Brief philosophy overview part II

12) From Research Questions to Data Acquisition 21) Questions on Authority readings
4) Review of STS concepts 13) Interview question examples from Shailaja Valdiya's proposal 22) Dissertation proposal example1
5) Materialist analysis (Marx) 14) Interview question examples from Richard Arias' proposal 23) Dissertation proposal example2
6) Symbolic Interactionism 15) Questions on Research Experiments readings 24) STS comparisons to Clifford
7) Grounded Theory 16) Don't Panic! Tricks of the Trade from Chris Kelty's "Two Bits" 25) Questions on non-human agency
8) Questions on interpretive anthropology 17) Working with Indigenous Communities 26) Micro-behaviors
    27) The Collaborationist Stance in STS


1) Scoping exercise

2) Symbolic interactionism exercise

3) Mapping a Research Domain

4) Developing the Main Research Questions

5) From Research Questions to Data Acquisition



How to Organize and Conduct Oral History Interviews (Barbara Truesdell)

Glossary for some terms often used in STS

Short descriptions of anthropological theories (MNSU)


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