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Research Strategies in Human Biology : Field and Survey Studies - Gabriel Ward Lasker

Research Strategies in Human Biology

Field and Survey Studies

Hardcover Published: 26th November 1993
ISBN: 9780521431880
Number Of Pages: 220

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This book is about doing research, not about the results obtained. Those engaged on their first research may have had plenty of preparation about the techniques and results of prior research related to their proposed study, but may have limited knowledge of the actual strategies employed or pitfalls encountered by others who have conducted successful field and survey studies. In this book, a number of researchers with experience of working on problems including environmental stresses, population genetics, parasitic vectors and vital records describe obstacles encountered and successful strategies used in their own studies and in those of others. One learns to do research by trial and error, but accounts by experienced investigators can supplement what one learns from mentors and fellow students.

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'... makes an important contribution, and one that will benefit workers in other areas than human biology. It is likely to take a place alongside Howell's Surviving Fieldwork as required reading for field and survey workers. I will be recommending it as a suitable textbook.' N. G. Norgan, Annals of Human Biology

List of boxes
List of contributors
Preface
Planning a research project
Research designs and sampling strategies
Biocultural studies of ethnic groups
Migration
Collection of human population genetic data
Nutritional studies in biological anthropology
Historical demography and population structure
Writing for publication
Index
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ISBN: 9780521431880
ISBN-10: 0521431883
Series: Cambridge Atmospheric & Space Science
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 220
Published: 26th November 1993
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.49

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