Etic and Emic World Views in Anthropology


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Anthropology is the study of

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1. Which of these best describes the emic approach to studying human culture?

2. Which of these is the best description of the etic approach to studying human culture?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Anthropologists can study different cultures in a variety of ways. Use this quiz and worksheet to further your comprehension of the etic and emic approaches. Some of the definitions you will be quizzed on include anthropology, emic, and etic.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will help you study the following:

  • Alternate names for the emic and etic approaches
  • The definition of etic approach
  • The meaning of emic approach
  • The definition of anthropology

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about anthropology research methods in a different light
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as etic and emic
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the importance of both the etic and emic approaches to research

Additional Learning

What's the difference between etic and emic world views? You can find out more by reviewing this video lesson called Etic and Emic World Views in Anthropology. You will come across the following objectives in this lesson:

  • Identify the meaning of anthropology
  • Define emic and etic approach
  • Differentiate between the etic and emic approach
  • Explore examples of each approach