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ANTH/RELS 440: Religion & Culture

Research guide for ANTH/RELS 440

Using your sources to build your arguments and conclusions about your fieldwork

Ask yourself these questions about each of the sources you select to build your own informed opinions, arguments, and conclusions about the observations, interviews, and descriptions of key moments from your fieldwork:

Does your source or fieldwork raise questions you hadn't considered or make claims that shape your thinking? -Integrate these into your arguments to develop and focus them further 

Does your source provide evidence for any of your arguments about your fieldwork? -Integrate the relevant evidence or data into your own argument and explain its significance

Does your source take a position counter to any of your arguments about your fieldwork? -Include these sources to strengthen your own arguments by explaining and providing evidence of why you disagree with them

What relationships do you see between your sources and the different parts of your fieldwork? -Integrate the arguments and evidence from your sources together to use them as building blocks for your own conclusions and arguments


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