Summer methods courses in cultural anthropology

PH.D. COURSES

Now in its eleventh year, the SCRM (Short Courses on Research Methods) program is for cultural anthropologists who already have the Ph.D. Three, five-day courses are offered during summer 2015 at the Duke University Marine Lab in Beaufort, North Carolina.

Apply here. Deadline: March 1, 2015.
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The SCRD (Summer Course on Research Design) is a new, five-day course on research design and proposal writing for social, behavioral, and economic scientists who have Ph.Ds. The course runs from July 20-24 at the Duke University Marine Laboratory. Instructors: Jeffrey Johnson, Christopher McCarty, H. Russell Bernard, Kirk Johnson, and John Sonnett.

Apply here. Deadline: March 1, 2015

 

GRADUATE LEVEL COURSES

Now in its 20th year, the SIRD (Summer Institute on Research Design in Cultural Anthropology) is an intensive, three-week course for graduate students in cultural anthropology who are preparing their doctoral research proposals. The 2015 course runs from July 13-31, at the Duke University Marine Laboratory. Instructors: Jeffrey Johnson, Susan Weller, Amber Wutich, and H. Russell Bernard.

Apply here. Deadline: March 1, 2015.

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Now in its seventh year, the SIMA (Smithsonian Institution Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology) is open to graduate students in cultural anthropology and related, interdisciplinary programs (Indigenous Studies, Folklore, etc.) who are interested in using museum collections as a data source and who are preparing for research careers. The course runs from June 22-July 17. Director: Candace Greene.

Apply here. Deadline: March 1, 2015.

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Now in its third year, the EFS (Ethnographic Field School) is a five-week (June 28-August 1) course for graduate students in cultural anthropology. The focus of the EFS is 1ualitative and quantitative methods of data collection in the context of participatory action research. Held in Tallahassee, Florida. Director: Clarence Gravlee

Apply here. Deadline: March 1, 2015.

 

FOR ALL ANTHROPOLOGISTS

Now in its eleventh year, the WRMA (Workshops in Research Methods in Anthropology) program offers one-day workshops in conjunction with the national meetings of the American Anthropological Association and the Society for Applied Anthropology. Links to applications for these works shops are here.

Now in its fourth year, the DCRM (Distance Courses in Research Methods in Anthropology) is open to upper division undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals in any field who are interested in developing their research skills. Five courses are offered in summer 2015:

  • Text Analysis
  • Geospatial Analysis
  • Network Analysis
  • Video Analysis
  • Methods of Behavioral Observation

The development of these fee-based courses is supported by the National Science Foundation. Tuition is $1200 per course and enrollment is limited to 20 participants. These courses may be taken for credit or without credit. Learn more here.

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