Week 2 – Assignment
Applied Anthropology WikiProject, Part 2
Last week, you selected and described a social problem or anthropological topic for your Final Research Project. This week, you will compile more information by writing a paper describing methods of research to explore your social problem or topic. For this assignment, do the following:
- Refer to “Methods and Sources of Data for Needs Assessments” (pp. 82-83) in Applied Anthropology: Tools and Perspectives for Contemporary Practice, and suggest specific methods of needs assessment to apply to the selected problem or topic. What are the specific methods, sources of data, and actual logistics of assessing the needs of the people involved in this problem, issue, or movement?
- Explain why these needs-assessment techniques are the most appropriate for this particular social problem or topic.
The paper must be at least three to four pages in length (excluding the title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style. You must use at least two scholarly sources, that is, articles in peer-reviewed journals available through Ashford University Library, books, and eBooks to support your points. In addition, you may use credible websites (Wikipedia is not acceptable), that is, only those that appear to have factual information and are generated by a nongovernment organization (N.G.O.), government agencies, or are reputable news sources. Cite your sources within the text of your paper and on the reference page. For information regarding APA style, including samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar.