Saturday, August 23, 2014

Methods Mall

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

  • 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. For 2014, the courses are: Text Analysis (May 12 - June 13); Network Analysis (May 12-June 13); Methods for the Observation of Behavior (May 12 - June 13); Geospatial Analysis (May 12 – June 13); and Video Analysis (June 30 – August 1).
  • Short Courses in Research Methods

    Short Courses in Research Methods

    Now in its tenth year, the Short Courses in Research Methods program offer intensive training opportunities for faculty members who already hold the PhD in anthropology. Courses run for five days at the Duke University Marine Laboratory in Beaufort, NC. This year’s courses are Cultural Domain Analysis (July 21- 25); and Statistics in Ethnographic Research (July 28 - August 1, 2013). Apply by March 1, 2014.
  • Summer Institute in Research Design

    Now in its 19th 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 2014 course runs from July 14 - 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, 2014.
  • Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology

    Now in its sixth year, this four-week course (June 23-July 18, 2014) 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. Apply by March 1, 2014.
  • Conference Workshops

    With support from NSF, we offer one-day workshops in conjunction with national meetings of anthropologists. In 2013-2014, 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 Number 1155736.