Wednesday, February 15, 2017

World Anthropology Day

Anthropology Day, celebrated on Feb. 16, 2017, is a day for anthropologists to share their excitement about their discipline with the public around them.

“This is a great time for anthropology,” said Dr. Alisse Waterston, President of the American Anthropological Association. “Today’s anthropologists are making remarkable contributions to human understanding and tackling the world’s most pressing problems.”

Anthropologists will share their work around the world. Events and activities in Canada, Morocco, India, Egypt, Mexico, Tunisia and across the United States will build enthusiasm and awareness for current and future anthropologists.

Anthropology Day is an initiative by the American Anthropological Association. Founded in 1902, the American Anthropological Association, with more than 10,000 members, is the world’s largest professional organization of anthropologists. The Association is dedicated to advancing human understanding and tackling the world’s most pressing problems.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The Research Onion

I came across this concept when studying Research methodologies. It gives a really clear framework to the decisions you need to make when conducting research. 
It is credited to Mark Saunders and Paul Tosey:
Saunders MNK and Tosey P (2012) The Layers of Research Design "Rapport" 30 58-9

You can read their article The Layers of Research Design on Academia.

If you search the Internet there are many versions you can find. I really liked this version by The University of Derby because it has the other offshoots. You can find out more about it on their website. 

Research is like Ogres: