Issues Faced During Anthropological Research


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When gaining access to a community, an anthropologist must first _____.

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1. How can being from a different culture create obstacles when an anthropologist tries to understand concepts of self?

2. What is the most probable reason an informant might lie to an anthropologist?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

As you complete the quiz and worksheet, you can figure out how much you know about the issues regarding anthropological research. What might lead an informant to lie to an anthropologist and how undergoing a rite of passage can help an anthropologist are two of the topics on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessments to see what you know about:

  • How an anthropologist can access a community
  • Obstacles created for an anthropologist from a different culture trying to understand concepts of self
  • Two important considerations for choosing an informant
  • How undergoing a rite of passage can assist an anthropologist

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about why an informant might lie to an anthropologist and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on potential challenges facing anthropological research
  • Information recall - retrieve the details you gained about how an anthropologist can gain access to a community

Additional Learning

Keep learning by using the lesson called Issues Faced During Anthropological Research. Goals you can complete include:

  • Define 'taboo'
  • Determine how anthropologists should deal with unfamiliar concepts
  • Identify tips for being successful in anthropological research
  • Detail what the participant-observation method involves