Ch 27: GACE Behavioral Science: Research Methods in Anthropology

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The content in this chapter goes over some basics pertaining to anthropological research methods that will help renew your understanding. Fun video lessons highlight different terms and concepts that may emerge on your GACE Behavioral Science assessment.

GACE Behavioral Science: Research Methods in Anthropology - Chapter Summary

Make use of this chapter to polish up on some leading techniques used in anthropology, such as survey and excavation types. The lessons in the chapter will also bring to your attention the following topics in case they're on your GACE Behavioral Science assessment:

  • The pros and cons of ethnographic design
  • How 'etic' and 'emic' approaches differ
  • Characteristics of ethnographies

The engaging video lessons have been developed with effectiveness as well as efficiency in mind, with each one taking only about 5 minutes to go through. After you complete a video, try taking its corresponding practice quiz to confirm your knowledge of the issues.

GACE Behavioral Science: Research Methods in Anthropology Chapter Objectives

The GACE Behavioral Science assessment's purpose is to make sure you have the subject knowledge you need to meet teacher certification requirements. Assessment items on research methods in anthropology require you to select a response from multiple options. Terms or concepts included from this chapter that surface on your assessment are part of the Anthropology subarea in Test I.

5 Lessons in Chapter 27: GACE Behavioral Science: Research Methods in Anthropology
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What Is Ethnography? - Studying Cultural Phenomena

1. What Is Ethnography? - Studying Cultural Phenomena

Researchers use various methods to answer questions. Some questions cannot be answered through quantitative measures; they are best addressed through qualitative research methods, such as ethnography. This lesson will discuss the defining qualities, methods, and uses of ethnography.

Ethnographic Design: Definition, Advantages & Disadvantages

2. Ethnographic Design: Definition, Advantages & Disadvantages

Though often researchers are interested in individuals, sometimes they are more interested in the characteristics of a community at large. In this lesson, we'll look at ethnographic research and its advantages and disadvantages.

Archaeological Methodology: Prehistoric and Historic Inquiry

3. Archaeological Methodology: Prehistoric and Historic Inquiry

This lesson will seek to explain the science of archaeological anthropology. In doing so, it will highlight the categories of prehistoric and historical archaeology, as well as define artifacts.

Tools and Techniques Used in Archaeology

4. Tools and Techniques Used in Archaeology

Today's lesson will explain the archaeological techniques of reconnaissance, survey, and excavation. In doing this, it will highlight the terms, artifacts, site mapping, pedestrian survey, and the different types of excavation.

Etic and Emic World Views in Anthropology

5. Etic and Emic World Views in Anthropology

This lesson will seek to explain both the emic and etic approaches to studying culture. In doing so, it will contrast the use of member narratives and theories among the two very differing approaches.

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