Dear anthropology friends, I'm new to this subject and want to complete it in next 1 month. (whole April) After that I'll study only for Prelims and will continue Anthro only after Prelims exam. But, next time I want to do revision instead of doing first reading of any topic.
Lets collaborate together and complete the syllabus. I'll provide daily targets to complete and questions to solve. I request all seniors and experienced friends to please provide feedback on the answers that will be posted on this thread. It will help everyone immensely and also will be useful for other aspirants who could read this thread later.
Note - In order to gain maximum from this initiative, please first read the topic, understand it and then write the answer in your notebook or type here without cheating.
Today's target (1st April) is to solve following 15 questions from topic 8 of Paper - 1 (Research methods in anthropology)
Question 1 - Discuss the importance of field work in anthropology and describe various tools of data collection.
Question 2 - Genealogical Method
Question 3 - Discuss the relevance of Case Study method of data collection
Question 4 - Relative dating methods
Question 5 - What are the tools of data collection?
Question 6 - Discuss the advantages and limitations of participant observations as a technique of data collection
Question 7 - What do you understand by the following terms? (i) Systematic sampling (ii) Stratified sampling (iii) Multistage sampling
Question 8 - Schedule and 'Questionnaire' in research methodology
Question 9 - Critically examine the contribution of Positivist and Non-Positivist approaches in Social Science Research.
Question 10 - Schedule and Questionnaire
Question 11 - Participatory Rapid Assessment (PRA)
Question 12 - Discuss the contributions of field work in the development of anthropological concepts and theories.
Question 13 - Trace the genesis and development of fieldwork in anthropological research. Assess its importance in the development of Anthropology.
Question 14 - Examine the importance of observation as a field work technique in Anthropology. Differentiate between participant and non-participant observation.
Question 15 - What are questionnaires and schedule techniques of field study? Assess their relative usefulness in anthropological studies.
Thank you. Lets start solving these questions