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A Rumination on Fieldwork and Why Anthropology Is or Could Be the Most Scientific Discipline in the Social Sciences

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  1. gradstudentyale says:

    This article promises the holy grail but it is not seriously written. I agree with the criticisms to Anthro, but the second part is not reasonably written. The fact that the author was able to build trust through several apprenticeships does not explain why his data are more reliable than others’. Because we know the stories behind data? that is not how data are considered scientific by other scientists.
    The rest sounds like wishful thinking for anthropologists to do things differently, without understanding what would be the gain, neither why shall they do so. Admittedly the author finds the discipline uninspiring…

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