Data in Sociocultural Anthropology?

CATEGORIES: Winter 2017-18

Anthropology has several sub-disciplines. Archaeologists study past peoples and cultures, from the deepest prehistory to the recent past, through the analysis of material remains, ranging from artifacts and evidence of past environments to architecture and landscapes. Biological anthropologists focus on questions having to do with evolutionary theory, our place in nature, adaptation, and human biological variation. It’s easy to see how data collection and usage would be central to these sub-disciplines – but what about the third sub-discipline, sociocultural anthropology? Watch the video below to learn why data is the basis for social science work. Check out the longer version to learn how data is collected and how the data is used.