Online courses on research methods in cultural anthropology

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ONLINE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

RESEARCH METHODS IN CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY

ALL COURSES CARRY 3 TRANSFERABLE CREDITS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA.

EACH COURSE MAY BE TAKEN WITH OR WITHOUT CREDITS.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CLICK HERE, OR CONTACT RUSS BERNARD AT: UFRUSS@UFL.EDU

These 6-week, online summer courses are open to students (both undergraduate and graduate students) and professionals in any field who are interested in developing their research skills. The development of these fee-based courses is supported by the National Science Foundation. Tuition is $1200 per course and enrollment is limited to 20 participants. These courses may be taken for credit or without credit.

Four courses are offered in summer 2017: Text Analysis, Geospatial Analysis, Methods of Behavioral Observation, and Methods in Cognitive Anthropology (Cultural Domain Analysis).

TEXT ANALYSIS IN CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY — This course surveys methods for analyzing text. The focus is on developing skills that students can use to do systematic analysis of textual data, including written texts, photos, and audio or video data.

GEOSPATIAL ANALYSIS IN CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY — This course introduces the different components of geospatial analysis and their applications and ingtegration  in anthropology: Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing (RS), Global Positioning System (GPS).

BEHAVIOR OBSERVATION IN CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY — This course introduceswell-established behavior observation methods to answer questions of anthropological interest. The methods include direct observations, time diaries, and newer techniques that rely on modern telecommunications or on an Internet-based interface.

RESEARCH METHODS IN COGNITIVE ANTHROPOLOGY (CULTURAL DOMAIN ANALYSIS) — This course covers the major methods for collecting and analyzing data about how people in a cultural group think about lists of things that somehow go together. Participants get hands-on practice with free lists, pile sorts, multidimensional scaling, cluster analysis, and cultural consensus analysis.

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