Anthropology Chapter 5 Vocabulary
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Methods that test hypotheses by systematically comparing elements from many cultures.
A member of a society who provides information to a fieldworker, often through formal interviews or surveys.
The feeling of uncertainty and anxiety an individual experiences when placed in a strange cultural setting.
A methodology for testing a hypothesis usuing a sample of societies drawn from around the world.
controlled historical comparisons
A methodology for testing a hypothesis using historical changes in societies.
Research methodologies used to describe a contemporary or historically recent culture.
Collection of information from living people about their way of life. (See also fieldwork)
The study of past cultures using written accounts and other documents.
(ethnohistoric research) The study of past cultures using written accounts and other documents.
Collecting cultural data by systematic questioning; may be structured (using questionnaires) or unstructured (open-ended).
key consutltant (key informant)
A member of a society who is especially knowledgeable about some subject, and who supplies information to a fieldworker.
The main technique used in conducting ethnographic fieldwork, involving living among a people and participating in their daily activities.
Having a preconcieved mental image of a group that bias the way one perceives group members and interprets their behaviour.
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