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Resources for Anthropology

Anthropology Labs and Collections

Library Resources

Journals and Publications

  • Ancient Mesoamerica, the premier journal of Mesoamerican studies, is edited in the department.
  • Research News @ Vanderbilt is the online research journal at Vanderbilt University.
  • The Vanderbilt University Publications in Anthropology is a series of monographs presenting the results of scientific research in all subdisciplines of anthropology.
  • The Vanderbilt Institute of Mesoamerican Archaeology Monography Series publishes archaeological research by Vanderbilt faculty, Ph.D.'s and other scholars

Interdisciplinary Centers at Vanderbilt

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Research and Writing Resources for Students

Writing an Anthropology paper: Citing Sources in Anthropology: Finding Information: Locating & Evaluating Web Resources General Guides to Writing Research/Term Papers and Essays: Crafting an Argument Online Style Guides: Miscellaneous:

Research and Writing Resources for Faculty


Books on Research and Writing in Anthropology

Bailey, Carol A.
2007 A Guide to Qualitative Field Research, 2 nd ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Pine Forge Press.
( VU Central Library Stacks call number: H62.B275)

Banks, Marcus
2001 Visual Methods in Social Research. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
( VU Central Library Stacks call number: HM500.B365)

Berg, Bruce L.
2004 Qualitative Research Methods for the Social Sciences. Boston: Pearson Press.
( VU Central Library Stacks call number: H61.B4715)

Bernard, H. Russell
2000 Social Research Methods: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
( VU Central Library Stacks call number: H62.B439)
2002 Research Methods in Anthropology: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches, 3 rd edition. Walnut Creek, CA: AltaMira Press.
( VU Central Library Stacks call number: GN 345.B36)

Brewer, John
2006 Foundations of Multimethod Research: Synthesizing styles. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
( VU Central Library Stacks call number: H62.B658)

Cargan, Leonard
2007 Doing Social Research. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
( VU Central Library Stacks call number: HM571.C35)

Creswell, John W.
2003 Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed Methods Approaches, 2 nd ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Emerson, Robert M.
1995 Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing). Chicago: University of Chicago Press
( VU Central Library Stacks call number: GN 307.7.E44)

Fagan, Brian M.
2006 Writing Archaeology: Telling Stories About the Past. Walnut Creek, CA:
Left Coast Press.
( VU Central Library Stacks call number: CC82.6.F34)

Handwerker, W. Penn
2002 Quick Ethnography: A Guide to Rapid Multi-Method Research. Walnut Creek, CA: AltaMira Press.

Hart, Chris
2001 Doing a Literature Search: A Comprehensive Guide for the Social Sciences. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
( VU Central Library Reference- 4 th Floor-noncirculating- call number: H62.H257)

Harvey, Michael
2003 The Nuts and Bolts of College Writing. Hackett Publishing Company.

Hesse-Biber, Sharlene Nagy
2006 Emergent Methods in Social Research. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.
( VU Central Library Stacks call number: H61.E437)

Kaplan, David
2004 The Sage Handbook of Quantitative Methodology for the Social Sciences. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
( VU Central Library Stacks call number: H62.S275)

Krathwohl, David R.
2005 How to Prepare a Dissertation Proposal: Suggestions for Students in Education and the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press.
( VU Central Library Stacks call number: LB2369 .K725)

Markman, Roberta, Marie L. Waddell, and Peter T. Markman
1994 10 Steps in Writing the Research Paper. Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

Parish, Steven M.
1981 The Overworked Student's Practical Guide to Writing Term Papers for Anthropology and Related Subjects. San Diego: University of California, San Diego, Department of Anthropology.

Presser, Stanley
2004 Methods for Testing and Evaluating Survey Questionnaires. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
( VU Central Library Stacks call number: HM538.M48)

Rozakis, Laurie
1999 Shaum's Quick Guide to Writing Great Research Papers. McGraw-Hill.
Scheyvens, Regina
2003 Development Fieldwork: A Practical Guide. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
( VU Peabody Library Stacks call number: H62.5.D44 D48)

Sangelic, Roger
1990 Fieldnotes: The Makings of Anthropology. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

Schonlau, Matthias
2002 Conducting Research Surveys via Email and the Web. Santa Monica, CA: Rand.
( VU Central Library Stacks call number: AS36. R25 no. 1480)

Schram, Thomas H.
2003 Conceptualizing and Proposing Qualitative Research. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Merrill Prentice Hall.
( VU Peabody Library Stacks call number: LB2326.3.S38)

Spradley, James P.
1979 The Ethnographic Interview. New York: Holt, Reinhart & Winston.
( VU Central Library Stacks call number: GN 346.3.S66).
1980 Participant Observation. New York: Holt, Reinhart & Winston.
( VU Central Library Stacks call number: GN 346.4.S68)

Staines, Gail M.
2000 Social Sciences Research: Writing Strategies for Students. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press.
( VU Central Library Stacks call number: H62. S736)

Van Maanen, John
1988 Tales of the Field: On Writing Ethnography. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
( VU Central Library Stacks call number: GN 307.7.V36)

Weller, Susan C.
1988 Systematic Data Collection (Qualitative Research Methods). Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications. ( VU Central Library Stacks call number: H62.W415)

Wolcott, Harry F.
1994 Transforming Qualitative Data: description, analysis and interpretation. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
( VU Central Library Stacks call number: GN 345.W64)
1999 Ethnography: A Way of Seeing. Walnut Creek, CA: AltaMira Press.
( VU Central Library Stacks call number: GN 345.W62).

2001 Writing Up Qualitative Research. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
( VU Central Library Stacks call number: T11.W65)

Yin, Robert K.
2003 Case Study Research: Design and Methods. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
( VU Central Library Stacks call number: HM500.B365)

Books on Teaching Anthropology

Bender, S.J. and G. S. Smith (eds).
2000 Teaching Archaeology in the Twenty-first Century. Washington, D.C.: Society for American Archaeology.

Bohannon, Paul
1992 Discovering the Alien: A Workbook in Cultural Anthropology . Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press, Inc.

Conkey, Margaret W. and Ruth E. Tringham
1996 Cultivating thinking/challenging authority: some experiments in feminist pedagogy in archaeology. In Gender and Archaeology , edited by Rita P. Wright, pp. 224-250. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. ( VU Central Library Stacks, call number: GN 799.W66.G45).

Kottak, Conrad, Jane White, Richard Furlow, and Patricia Rice (eds.)
1997 Teaching Anthropology: Issues, Problems, and Decisions . Mountain View, CA: Mayfield Publishing Company.

Mandelbaum, David G., Gabriel Lasker, and Ethel Albert (eds.)
1963 Resources for the Teaching of Anthropology . Washington, D.C.: American Anthropological Association, Memoir 94. ( VU Central Library Stacks, call number: Z511.M3).

Rainbird, Paul and Yannis Hamilakis (eds.)
2001 Interrogating Pedagogies: Archaeology in Higher Education . Oxford: Archaeopress. ( VU Central Library -3 rd Floor/Oversize, call number: CC 97.G7 L36)

Rice, Patricia C. and David W. McCurdy (eds.)
2002 Strategies in Teaching Anthropology, 2 nd ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. ( VU Central Library Stacks, call number: GN 42. S773).

Romanowicz, Janet V. and Rita P. Wright (book chapter)
1996 Gendered perspectives in the classroom. In Gender and Archaeology , edited by Rita P. Wright,  pp. 199-223. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. ( VU Central Library Stacks, call number: GN 799.W66.G45).

Stone, Peter and Robert MacKenzie
1990 The Excluded Past: Archaeology in Education . London: Unwin and Hyman.

Journal Articles on Teaching Anthropology

Aitchison, Kenneth
2004 Supply, demand and a failure of understanding: addressing the culture clash between archaeologists' expectations for training and employment in "academia" versus "practice." World Archaeology 36(2): 203-219.

Barnes, Nancy
1992 The Fabric of a Student's Life and Thought: Practicing Cultural Anthropology in the Classroom. Anthropology and
Education Quarterly
23(2): 145-159.


Bird, S. Elizabeth and Jonathan P. Godwin
2006 Film in the Undergraduate Anthropology Classroom: Applying Audience Response Research in Pedagogical
Practice. Anthropology and Education Quarterly 37(3): 285-299 .

Blum, Denise
2006 Expanding the Dialogue: A Response to Bird and Godwin's "Film in the Undergraduate Anthropology
Classroom." Anthropology and Education Quarterly 37(3): 300-306 .

Bonner, Jeffrey P.
1985 Museums in the Classroom and Classrooms in the Museum. Anthropology a nd Education Quarterly 16(4): 288-293 .

Bonney, Rachel
1985 Teaching Anthropology through Folklore. Anthropology and Education Quarterly 16(4): 265-270 .

Chilcott, John H. and James J. Deetz
1964 The Construction and Uses of a Laboratory Archaeology Site. American Antiquity 29(3): 328-337 .

Clarke, Catherine
2004 The politics of storytelling: electronic media in archaeological interpretation and education. World Archaeology
36(2): 275-286.


Coleman, Simon
2002 The New Higher Education? Learning and Teaching in a Knowledge Society. Anthropology Today 18(3): 26.

Coleman, Simon and Bob Simpson
1999 Unintended Consequences? Anthropology, pedagogy and personhood. Anthropology Today 15(6): 3-6 .
2001 Anthropology Inside Out: Identity and Agency in the Reproduction of a Discipline. Anthropology in Action 8(1): 1-5.

Colley, Sarah
2003 Lessons for the profession: teaching archaeological practical work skills to University students. Australian
Archaeology
57: 90-97.
2004 University-based archaeology teaching and learning and professionalism in Australia. World Archaeology
36(2): 189-202.


Davis, M. Elaine
2000 Archaeology education and the political landscape of American schools. Antiquity 74(283): 194-198 .

Davis, Richard
1994 Coming to terms with Madang's Death: Watching and experience in Anthropological teaching. Canberra
Anthropology
17(2): 97-102.

Farrer, Claire R.
1990 Honors Anthropology and the Four Rs. Anthropology and Education Quarterly 21(2): 134-140 .

Gifford, Carol A. and Elizabeth A. Morris
1985 Digging for credit: early archaeological field schools in the American Southwest. American Antiquity 50(2): 395-411 .

Hamilakis, Yanis
2004 Archaeology and the politics of pedagogy. World Archaeology 36(2): 287-309.

Higgins, Patricia J.
2000 Comment on "Teaching Anthropology through Performance." Anthropology and Education Quarterly 32(2): 254.

Lapoint, Elwyn C.
1990 Cultural Content in Introductory Linguistics. Anthropology and Education Quarterly 21(2): 153-159 .

Malone, Caroline, Peter Stone and Mary Baxter
2000 Education in archaeology. Antiquity 74(283): 122-126 .

Mazur-Stommen, Susan
2006 Optimal Foraging Theory and the Racecar Driver: The Impact of Student-Centered Learning on Anthropological
Pedagogy. Anthropology and Education Quarterly 37(3): 273-284 .

Nash, Dennison
1990 Adapting in M.B.A.-Land. Anthropology and Education Quarterly 21(2): 173-178 .

Newman, Stanley M.
1990 Teaching Anthropology to "Nonelite" Students: A Beginning Discussion. Anthropology and Education Quarterly
21(2): 141-145.


Pedelty, Mark
2001 Teaching Anthropology through Performance. Anthropology and Education Quarterly 32(2): 244-253 .

Perry, Jennifer E.
2004 Authentic learning in field schools: preparing future members of the archaeological community. World Archaeology
36(2): 236-260.


Peterson, Earl
1990 Helping TA's Teach Holistically. Anthropology and Education Quarterly 21(2): 179-185 .

Rice, Patricia C.
1985a Introduction to the Special Issue on Teaching Anthropology. Anthropology and Education Quarterly 16(4): 250 .
1990 Introductory Archaeology: The Inexpensive Laboratory. Anthropology and Education Quarterly 21(2): 167-172 .

Seaford, H. Wade
1990 Addressing the Creationist Challenge. Anthropology and Education Quarterly 21(2): 160-166 .

Segal, Edwin S.
1990 The Journal: Teaching Reflexive Methodology on an Introductory Level. Anthropology and Education Quarterly
21(2): 121-127.


Simpson, Bob and Simon Coleman
2002 Effective Ethics and the Effects of Ethics in Anthropological Research, Teaching and Learning. Anthropology in Action
9(3): 2-4.

Smith, G. S. and S. J. Bender
2000 The Society for American Archaeology's "Teaching archaeology in the 21 st century" initiative. Antiquity
74(283): 186-189.


Smith, J. Jerome
1990 Pasteboard Ethnography: Qualitative Fieldwork Projects in Card-Game Settings. Anthropology and Education
Quarterly
16(4): 146-152.


Spindler, George and Louise Spindler
1990 The Inductive Case Study Approach to Teaching Anthropology. Anthropology and Education Quarterly 21(2): 106-112 .

Taylor, Robert B.
1990 A Modified Personalized Instruction Method of Teaching Introduction to Cultural Anthropology. Anthropology and
Education Quarterly
21(2): 113-120.