Mentoring Event Materials – 2020 SAS Spring Meetings

Materials related to the upcoming mentoring event at the 2020 SAS Annual Meetings with the Society for Applied Anthropology!

Ethnographic Field and Data Analysis Methods: One-on-one Mentoring

  • Organizers: Douglas Hume (NKU) and Sarah Carson (U Penn)
  • Saturday, March 21, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:50 AM
  • Location: Chaco Hotel – Gathering II – New Location!

Abstract: Inspired by a discussion with students during the 2018 Society for Anthropological Sciences (SAS) Business Meeting, SAS has organized a methods-focused mentoring event for students and professionals. Anthropology students are often expected to learn ethnographic research and analysis methods from reading case studies and handbooks and may not have an expert available with whom they can consult about specific methodological questions. To bridge this gap in anthropology education and professionalization, SAS invites interested students and professionals to engage directly with methodological experts about their research and analysis questions. The Society for Anthropological Sciences has assembled ethnographic methods experts to answer questions one-on-one about the following research methods: cultural consensus, cultural consonance, corpus-driven ethnography, elicitation by frame, free-listing, interviewing, lexical analysis, pile sorting, social network analysis, survey methods, and symbolic projective tasks. To familiarize attendees with their realms of expertise before the annual meeting, each expert participant has posted materials (videos, manuscripts, and presentations) demonstrating how they have applied their methodology within the context of a case study on the Society for Anthropological Sciences website:

  • Symbolic Projective Task – John Lowe (Independent Researcher) and John B. Gatewood (Lehigh University)
    • Materials to be posted…