Thursday, November 26, 2015

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 six 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 Museum Anthropology

      Now in its eighth year, this four-week course (June 27-July 27, 2016) 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.
    • Ethnographic Field School
      Now in its fourth year, the Ethnographic Field School (EFS) is a five-week (July 1-August 6) 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. Apply by March 1, 2016.
        • 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 18-22 at the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. 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 2015-2016, 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