Friday, August 22, 2014

Conference Workshops

With support from the National Science Foundation, we offer one-day workshops in conjunction with national meetings of anthropologists. The next workshops will be offered at the 2014 meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology (Albuquerque).

2014 Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM, March 18-22

Registration for these workshops is through the SfAA’s meeting site.

Text Analysis

Workshop by Sarah Szurek (University of Florida) and Melissa Beresford (Arizona State University)

This one-day course provides an introduction to systematic methods for analyzing qualitative data. Topics covered include: techniques for identifying themes, tips for developing and using codebooks, and suggestions on how to produce qualitative descriptions, make systematic comparisons, and build and formally test models. The course is not a software workshop, but we will introduce participants to software packages that can facilitate the systematic analysis of qualitative data.

Network Analysis

Workshop by Jeffrey C. Johnson (East Carolina University) and Christopher McCarty (University of Florida)

Social network analysis (SNA) is the study of patterns of human relations. Participants learn about whole networks (relations within groups) and personal networks (relations surrounding individuals). This one-day, introductory, hands-on workshop uses examples from anthropological research. Whole networks are analyzed using UCINET and NetDraw; personal networks are analyzed using EgoNet. Free short-term demos are available for these programs. Participants furnish their own laptops.