Required

D’Andrade, Roy 1995. The Development of cognitive anthropology. New York: Cambridge University Press.

ANTHROPAC 4.98, Available from Analytic Technologies

Recommended

Weller, S. C., & Romney, A. K. 1988. Systematic data collection. Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

Johnson, J. C., Weller, S. C., & Brewer, D. D. 2002. Systematic data collection and analysis. Special issue of Field Methods, 14(1).


Week 1 - The history of cognitive anthropology

  • D’Andrade, pp. 1-57

View Lance's slide presentation

Weeks 2 and 3 - Free lists

  • D’Andrade, pp. 58-121
  • Henley, N. M. 1969. A psychological study of the semantics of animal terms. Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior 8:176–84.
  • Gatewood, J. B. 1984. Familiarity, vocabulary size, and recognition ability in four semantic domains. American Ethnologist 11:507–27.

Weeks 4 and 5 - Pile sorts

  • D’Andrade pp. 122-181
  • Roberts, J. M., T. V. Golder, and G. E. Chick. 1981. Judgment, oversight, and skill: A cultural analysis of P-3 pilot error. Human Organization 39:5–21.

Week 6 - Triad tests

  • D’Andrade pp. 181-243
  • Burton, M. L., and S. B. Nerlove. 1976. Balanced design for triad tests. Social science research 5:247–67.
  • Boster, J. S., J. C. Johnson, and S. C. Weller. 1987. Social position and shared knowledge: Actors’ perceptions of status, role, and social structure. Social Networks 9:375–87.

Week 7 - Paired comparison

  • D’Andrade pp. 244-252
  • Weller, S. C., and C. I. Dungy. 1986. Personal preferences and ethnic variations among Anglo and Hispanic breast and bottle feeders. Social Science and Medicine 23:539–48.

Weeks 8 and 9 - Multidimensional scaling

  • Weller, S. C. 1983. New data on intracultural variability: The hot cold concept of medicine and illness. Human Organization 42:249–57.
  • Chavez et al. 1995. Structure and meaning in models of breast and cervical cancer risk factors: A comparison of perceptions among Latinas, Anglo women, and physicians. Medical Anthropology Quarterly 9(1):40-74.

Week 10 - Cluster analysis

  • Roberts, J. M., T. V. Golder, and G. E. Chick. 1981. Judgment, oversight, and skill: A cultural analysis of P-3 pilot error. Human Organization 39:5–21.

Week 11 - PROFIT (Property Fitting) Analysis

  • Weller, S. C. 1983. New data on intracultural variability: The hot-cold concept of medicine and illness. Human Organization 42:249–57.

Week 12 - Quadratic Assignment Procedure

  • Garro, Linda C. 1986. Intracultural variation in folk medical knowledge: A comparison between curers and noncurers. American Anthropologist 88(2):351-370.

Weeks 13 and 14 - Consensus analysis

  • Romney, A. K., S. C. Weller, and W. H. Batchelder. 1986. Culture as consensus: A theory of culture and informant accuracy. American Anthropologist 88:313–38.
  • Aunger, Robert.  1999.  Against Idealism / Contra Consensus.  Current Anthropology 40(suppl. February): S93-S101.
  • Romney, A.K. 1999.  Cultural Consensus as a Statistical Model.  Current Anthropology 40(suppl. February): S103-S115.

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