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4 research methods
2. Non-Historical Controlled Comparisons
3. Cross-Cultural Research
Whether a research method is used to study one society, more than one society, or worldwide.
An informant on whom, because of specialized knowledge or influence, an ethnographer relies heavily.
The process of collecting information about people, ancient or modern, where the society lives/lived.
1. Established Functionalism.
2. Functionalism is linked to Holism.
3. Father of participant observation.
All parts of a culture work together to support the operation and maintenance of the whole.
The view that a culture must be understood in terms of their values and ideas and shouldn't be judged based on our own.
The scientific/systematic study of biological/physical and social/cultural differences and similarities in all time/places and people.
Advantages of Holism
1. Reduces Ethnocentrism.
2. Enhances Cultural Relativity.
3. Appreciate diversity and variation.
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