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Anthro 2 Ch. 3

UCSB's cultural anthropology with Walsh
STUDY
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Emic
insiders' perceptions and categories, and their explanations for why they do what they do
Etic
an analytical framework used by outside analysts in studying culture
Ethnography
a firsthand, detailed description of a living culture, baed on personal observation.
Informed Consent
an aspect of fieldwork ethics requiring that the researcher inform the research participants of the intent, scope, and possible effects of the proposed study and seek their consent to be in the study.
Interview
a research technique that involves gathering verbal data through questions or guided conversation between at least two people.
Participant Observation
basic fieldwork method in cultural anthropology that involves living in a culture for a long time while gathering data.
Qualitative Data
non-numeric information. Such as: recordings of myths and conversations and filming of events. (inductive-etic)
Quantitative Data
numeric information. (deductive-emic)