“Involve Me and I Learn:” Teaching Anthropological Research Methods and Examples of Student Directed Research Projects, Parts 1 and 2

Society for Applied Anthropology Meeting, 2015


Toni Copeland and Francois Dengah


Research is an essential aspect of anthropological careers, whether academic or professional. Supplying students with “hands-on” experience early is essential in shaping the academic and professional careers of future generations of anthropologists. This approach provides students with the education, knowledge, and tools to be successful both in and outside academia throughout their careers. This session examines various ways of including student collaborators, as well as providing examples of student research. The papers in this session provide a framework of extending research opportunities and experiences, focusing on our continued edict of educating anthropologists even as the methods change. Students present research with diverse themes including religion, health, and childhood.