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Field studies in developing countries

Japhet Killewo and Anita Sandström

in Teaching Epidemiology: A guide for teachers in epidemiology, public health and clinical medicine

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199239481
eISBN:
9780191716973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239481.003.026
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter presents a teaching approach targeted at both undergraduates and postgraduates in public health-related fields, or clinical epidemiology in which part of their training involves field ... More


Negotiating Rites

Ute Husken and Frank Neubert

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812295
eISBN:
9780199919390
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812295.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Ritual is often seen as an undisputed and indisputable part of all sorts of traditions, religious and secular. However, a close look at ritual actions and texts points toward the fact that rituals ... More


Semantic Asymmetries Must Originate in a Visual Asymmetry

Carol Whitney

in The Neural Basis of Reading

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195300369
eISBN:
9780199863747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300369.003.0003
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

This chapter shows how the many asymmetries that have been observed in half-field studies of visual word recognition must originate at a prelexical level. In particular, it uses the Sequential ... More


The long eighteenth century

Jane Shaw

in A Century of Theological and Religious Studies in Britain, 1902-2002

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263051
eISBN:
9780191734090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263051.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter discusses the eighteenth-century Church of England. It examines the changes in how people thought about the place of religion in eighteenth-century Britain by first looking at the ... More


Field Epidemiology

Michael Gregg

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195313802
eISBN:
9780199863952
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313802.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This book has a mission of describing the application of basic epidemiologic principles in real time, place, and person to solve problems of an urgent or emergency nature. Based on decades of ... More


Concepts of Space *

Veena Das

in Structure and Cognition: Aspects of Hindu Caste and Ritual

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077404
eISBN:
9780199081172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077404.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter discusses the strict procedures that are observed in Hindu rituals. These procedures vary, from the movement of either the right or the left hand, to the direction a subject faces when ... More


Introduction: Problems and Methods

T. N. Madan

in The Hindu Householder: The T.N. Madan Omnibus

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198069409
eISBN:
9780199080038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198069409.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This introductory chapter begins with a brief description of the reasons why Indian and foreign anthropologists have paid inadequate attention to the need for empirical field studies of Hindu ... More


Designing Rocky Intertidal Monitoring and Impact Field Studies: A Brief Overview

Steven N. Murray, Richard F. Ambrose, and Megan N. Dethier

in Monitoring Rocky Shores

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247284
eISBN:
9780520932715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247284.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Field sampling programs provide the information needed to determine the status and dynamics of populations and communities and thus are the foundation for many kinds of research, including impact ... More


Making It Crazy: An Ethnography of Psychiatric Clients in an American Community

Sue Estroff

Published in print:
1985
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520054516
eISBN:
9780520907751
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520054516.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This book explores the psychological, social, and economic facts of life for a group of discharged mental hospital patients living in Madison, Wisconsin. It both explicitly and inferentially raises ... More


Using a Computer for Field Investigations

Andrew G. Dean and Consuelo M. Beck-Sagué

in Field Epidemiology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195313802
eISBN:
9780199863952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313802.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the use of computers for field investigations. Computers require an investment of technical skill and setup time that must be balanced against the anticipated increase in ... More


Conducting a Field Investigation

Michael B. Gregg

in Field Epidemiology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195313802
eISBN:
9780199863952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313802.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter explains how to perform an epidemiologic field investigation. It focuses on a presumed point source (common source) epidemic, recognized and reported by local health authorities to a ... More


Quantifying Abundance: Density and Cover

Steven N. Murray, Richard F. Ambrose, and Megan N. Dethier

in Monitoring Rocky Shores

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247284
eISBN:
9780520932715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247284.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Most rocky intertidal zone field studies require quantification of abundance, of either individual species or other taxonomic units of the investigator's choice. Data indicating species abundances ... More


Surveys and Sampling

Joan M. Herold

in Field Epidemiology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195313802
eISBN:
9780199863952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313802.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the steps in carrying out a survey. These include writing a protocol, selecting a survey mode, developing a questionnaire, designing and selecting the sample, training ... More


“Opening the Black Box of the Human Body”

Sara Shostak

in Exposed Science: Genes, the Environment, and the Politics of Population Health

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520275171
eISBN:
9780520955240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275171.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Chapter 4 traces the emergence of molecular epidemiological research. It begins with a brief history of how scientists and engineers have conceptualized and measured the environment, both in the ... More


Introduction

Karen Knop

in Gender and Human Rights

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199260911
eISBN:
9780191698699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260911.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The collection of literature about women's international human rights has experienced almost exponential expansion throughout recent years. Looking through such literature, this chapter finds that ... More


Conclusion

Dean Karlan and Jacob Appel

in Failing in the Field: What We Can Learn When Field Research Goes Wrong

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691183138
eISBN:
9781400883615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183138.003.0013
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This concluding chapter offers some guide on how to run a field study. First, researchers should think about where, when, and with whom they will run their experiment, and make sure these parameters ... More


The Memory of the Witness

Brian H. Bornstein and Jeffrey S. Neuschatz

in Hugo Münsterberg's Psychology and Law: A Historical and Contemporary Assessment

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190696344
eISBN:
9780190696375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190696344.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

Here, Münsterberg emphasizes the importance of doing field studies as opposed to laboratory experiments. Contemporary eyewitness researchers have, until recently, largely ignored Münsterberg’s advice ... More


Survey and Measurement Execution Problems

Dean Karlan and Jacob Appel

in Failing in the Field: What We Can Learn When Field Research Goes Wrong

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691183138
eISBN:
9781400883615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183138.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter assesses survey and measurement execution problems in field research. Until recently, the vast majority of surveys in development field studies were done the old-fashioned way, on ... More


Coda: Final Outlook

Patrik N. Juslin

in Musical Emotions Explained: Unlocking the Secrets of Musical Affect

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198753421
eISBN:
9780191842689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198753421.003.0033
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter considers what the future holds for the field of music and emotion. It suggests that when it comes to making true progress in the field, there is no substitute for systematic ... More


Introduction

David A. West

in Darwin's Man in Brazil: The Evolving Science of Fritz Müller

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062600
eISBN:
9780813051581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062600.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

The introduction orients the reader to Darwin’s Man in Brazil and announces some strong claims supported in subsequent chapters. Its key contention is that Fritz Müller (1822–1897 was Darwin’s ... More


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