Apr 13, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

ANT 560 - Research Design and Methods

This seminar course for graduate students emphasizes the integration of social science theories and methods for the development of research proposals. In this course, students define a research problem, identify a set of research questions or hypothesis, and design a plan of action to carry out their own research. In the process, students become familiar with research ethics, IRB protocols, and suite of methodological tools used by anthropologists and others to produce social science research. In-class discussions allow students to critically assess benefits and limitations of various field methods, qualitative vs. quantitative approaches, and analytical techniques. In-class workshops allow students to discuss their own research ideas on a regular basis with classmates and instructor while turning those ideas into a proposal. By the end of the course, students will have a solid research proposal that can be adapted for submission to various funding agencies.

Prerequisites & Notes
Graduate standing.

Credits: 3