Thursday, November 27, 2014

Methods Mall

Welcome to the Methods Mall—a one-stop shop for NSF-sponsored training opportunities in research methods in cultural anthropology. This year, there are seven training programs targeted at faculty and graduate students in cultural anthropology and related fields.

    • Distance Learning Courses in Research Methods

      Distance Courses in Research Methods

      The University of Florida offers online courses on research methods in cultural anthropology. The distance learning courses carry graduate credit and are open to upper division undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals.  Click HERE for more information about these courses. For syllabi and application forms, click HERE.
    • Summer Institute in Research Design

      Now in its 20th year, the SIRD (Summer Institute on Research Design) is an intensive, three-week course for graduate students in cultural anthropology who are preparing their doctoral research proposals. The 2015 course runs from July 13 - August 1 at the Duke University Marine Laboratory in Beaufort, NC. Instructors are Jeffrey Johnson, Susan Weller, Amber Wutich, and H. Russell Bernard. Apply by March 1, 2015.
    • Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology

      Now in its seventh year, this four-week course (June 22-July 17, 2015) mixes classroom and collections-based training for graduate students who are interested in research methods for the study of museum collections. The course is held at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC.  Director: Candace Greene. Apply by March 1, 2015.
    • Ethnographic Field School

      Ethnographic Field School (EFS)

      Now in its third year, the Ethnographic Field School (EFS) is a five-week (June 28-August 1) course for graduate students in cultural anthropology. The focus of the EFS is qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection in the context of participatory research. Held in Tallahassee, FL. Director: Clarence Gravlee.
    • Short Course on Research Design

      Short Course on Research Design

      The Short Course on Research Design (SCRD) is a five-day course on research design and proposal writing for social, behavioral, and economic scientists who have the Ph.D. Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. The course runs from July 20-24 at the Duke University Marine Laboratory.  Instructors: Jeffrey Johnson, Christopher McCarty, Kirk Johnson, and John Sonnett.
  • Conference Workshops

    With support from NSF, we offer one-day workshops in conjunction with national meetings of anthropologists. In 2014-2015, workshops on text analysis and network analysis will be offered at the annual meetings of the American Anthropological Association and the Society for Applied Anthropology. Registration is available through the AAA and SfAA meeting pages.
The production and maintenance of this page is supported partly by the National Science Foundation under Grant Numbers 1155736 and 1433173