Quinebaug Valley
Community College
Danielson, CT 06239

Brian Donohue-Lynch
Anthropology/Sociology



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Cultural Anthropology: Methods


"Methods" are ways of studying people from an anthropological perspective. They are the various approaches anthropologists take to learn about a given people or culture. They include such general things as "participant observation" (a key method of study in cultural anthropology), as well as including more specific things such as survey research, archival research, and more. The following is a brief list of such methods. Follow the links below to read further about various methods.


Methods of Research in Cultural Anthropology:

Participant observation...

Cross-cultural Comparison...

Survey research...

Interviews...

Archival research...

Media analysis...

Historical analysis...



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