Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Conference Workshops

With support from the National Science Foundation, we offer one-day workshops in conjunction with annual meetings of the American Anthropological Association (December 3-7, 2014 Washington, DC) and the Society for Applied Anthropology (March 24-28, 2015 Pittsburgh, PA).

Text Analysis

Workshop instructors include: Amber Wutich (Arizona State University), Clarence Gravlee (University of Florida), and Sarah Szurek (University of Florida)

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 instructors include: Jeffrey C. Johnson, Christopher McCarty and Raffaele Vacca (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.