a research strategy that involves living and interacting with a community of people over an extended period of time.
Franz Boaz; used to study cultural, lingustic, material and biological information about Native populations being devastated by colonization.
a research method that involves the anthropologist interacting and living with the people of the culture they are studying.
a community member who advises anthropologist on community issues, they also warn them about cultural miscues.
a fieldwork strategy that examines the interlocking relationships built on power.
An outside observer's perspective on a culture.
A cultural insider's perspective on their culture.
The realization that knowledge about other people emerges out of relationships and perceptions individuals have with each other.
A systematic methodology for recording kinship relations and how kin terms are used in different societies.
The study of cultural change in societies and periods for which the community had no written histories or historical documents.
Short-term, focused ethnographic research, typically lasting no more than a few weeks.
A research method in which data/research questions are defined through collaboration between the researcher and the subjects of research. Goal: Take action on their primary problems.