Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Case study, North Carolina

I've decided to concentrate my case study on North Carolina Native Americans (Cherokee, Catawba) and Researchers (museum professionals, anthropologists) and the effect of NAGPRA.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

New Ideas about Garbage

Looking at Joanne Martin's ideas on the 'garbage research model' as applied to social science research.  I read her 1981 paper and found it an interesting idea on how you put your head around a doing research in a field that has no dominant paradigm.  Although intriguing, I'm not positive that I can apply it to my proposal, but I may try.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Qualitative Analyses of Documents

The use of content analyses of documents produced by past NAGPRA conferences such as minutes of meetings, letters, memoranda, speeches other ephemera could give a good insight as to the evolution of the Act over the past 20 years.