Anthropological Research: The Structure of Inquiry

  title={Anthropological Research: The Structure of Inquiry},
  author={Pertti J. Pelto and Gretel H Pelto},
1. The domain of methodology 2. Science and anthropology 3. Operationalism in anthropological research 4. Units of observation: emic and etic approaches 5. Tools of research - I 6. Tools of research - II: nonverbal techniques 7. Counting and sampling 8. Measurement, scales, and statistics 9. Art and science in field work 10. Research methods, relevance, and applied anthropology 11. Building anthropological theory: methods and models Appendixes Bibliography Index. 
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  • Journal of Anthropological Research
  • 1976
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