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Applied Anthropology vs. Academic Anthropology

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Another term commonly used to describe applied anthropology is:

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1. A person working in the capacity of an applied anthropologist will likely find that:

2. A person has education and experience in applied anthropology and has a passion for fieldwork. What position would they likely be best suited for?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of the differences between applied and academic anthropology. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the alternative name for applied anthropology and the types of jobs available to anthropologists.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The alternative name for applied anthropology
  • Facts about working as an applied anthropologist
  • The most suitable positions for individuals with an applied anthropology background
  • Benefits arising in the academic field
  • Why anthropology has practical applications in society

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Distinguishing differences - differentiate between applied and academic anthropology
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the discipline of anthropology
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding teaching and practicing anthropology and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the benefits of each area of anthropology

Additional Learning

To learn more about bettering the human condition through anthropology, review the corresponding lesson on Applied vs. Academic Anthropology. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the similarities and differences between applied and academic anthropology
  • Explore how an applied anthropologist practices anthropology
  • Review how an academic anthropologist teaches and researches anthropology
  • Understand the challenges and benefits of both areas of anthropology
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