Research in Anthropology

Anthropological knowledge is comparative and often based on long-term, immersive ethnographic fieldwork in the contexts where people engage in everyday life and work. Anthropologists doing dissertation research typically spend one year or more in the field, and those who take up research careers will return over and over to their fieldsites, as well as explore new ones. As a result, anthropological accounts are rich, rigorously detailed, and characterized by validity.