09 Apr Anthropology Journal Article Review
Anthropology Journal Article Review
Instructions/Overview: Pick a peer-reviewed anthropological article written within the last four years to read, summarize, critique, andshare with the class. This assignment with help you become more aware of the type of research taking place in anthropology today.
•SeeDue Dates for submission dates•submit under “assignments”•??1 ½ – 2 pages minimum, single spaced, 12 point font•Additionally, post a 3 sentence reflection underdiscussion boardabout what you learned from this experience AND respond to two other student’s reflections (see due dates)Also please attach the article with your summary•??It must be an article from one of the 4 fields on anthropology- archaeology, linguistics, physical anthropology, or socio-cultural anthropology. •??You may choose from the following lists of research journals and reputable magazines or another anthropology journal. Try to pick an article that focuses on research (peer-reviewed) and not a toned-downed article for the general public.•??It is key that the viewpoint of the writer is anthropological and not other disciplines such as history, psychology, or political science.•??At the top of your paper putyour name and cite the articlein the following format: Author (year). Title. Journal. Volume (issue), pages.•Attach a pdf copy of the article for my review along with the paper. I like to read the article before reading the papers. If there is an issue- email it!
Anth202, Spring 2014
?Leakey, Richard (2004). The absence of evolution in museum education. American Anthropologist. 38(6), 112-134.
•??You should BRIEFLY paraphrase the article in your own words (no more than one, single spaced page to answer the first three questions) and refer to the author(s) ideas versus your ideas or comments. •??Please answer the following 6 questions in order:1.1.?What are the main points of the article? (no more than 1/2 of a page)2.2.?How did the author’s test their theories?3.3.?What are the author’s conclusions?4.4.?Did the author make a compelling argument for their case? Did it seem reasonable or bias?5.5.?Why did you choose this article? What interested you about it?6.6.?Discuss one anthropological idea you learned in the article.
Appropriate Journals to choose from:
American Anthropologist, Antiquity, American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Archaeology, Medical Anthropology, Cross-Cultural Research, Cultural Survival Quarterly, Southwestern Journal of Anthropology, Current Anthropology, National Geographic Magazine (only non-peer reviewed article allowed)
How to find an article:
1. In Person: Go to the Harold Washington Library downtown (400 S. State St.) and photocopy an article OR find another local library (e.g. University of Illinois, Chicago – restricted hours, call ahead for access to ccc students). This is not the same as HW college library (Lake St.).
2. Online: Use the college search engine athttp://colib.ccc.edu. At this point you can login or chooseyour college located on the left hand side of the screen. First, you will have to login with your student ID and password to access the site (follow the directions to do this). YOU WILL HAVE TO HAVE AN ACTIVE LIBRARY CARD TO COMPLETE THIS STEP. Next, use a search engine such as FirstSearch, EBSCO, ProQuest, Academic Search, ERIC to find an appropriate article. If you are not familiar with searching for articles this way, it may take some time to become comfortable with the system. This is a good learning opportunity for you and an important aspect of college level work. The best way to learn is toask your librarian for help.
A couple of notes:
Kennedy King and Olive Harvey, due to license agreements, most of these electronic databases may only be used inside of the college. Harold Washington, Daley and Truman have separate databases you can search outside the college. Wright College haselectronic copies of American Anthropologist, Current Anthropology, National Geographic, and Smithsonian in their database.
Outcomes of Assignment:
•??Be able to articulate and summarize in writing key points of a research article•??Become more aware ofcurrent research in the field•??Think critical about anthropological research•??Be able to understand the conclusions of a research project and what they mean•??Be able to transpose an anthropological concept learned in class to ideas express in a journalarticle.
??Understand the difference between a peer-reviewed journal article and an article for the general public