Questions related to Cultural Analysis
British journals in my area of expertise do not conduct peer review processes! Articles are based on stolen and copied knowledge published in the name of people that have not researched the subject at all! Does the phenomenon have anything to do with the tendency of British culture to misappropriate the treasures of other cultures or does the British Academy fulfil its scientific role in this way (and we all have to reluctantly accept its hubris)?
We are trying to compare results from a cell culture analysis. we have done 3 or 4 replicates per condition which is common practice.
Student's t-test is often used in similar publications, however, I'm not sure if is the best option, as 3 replicates per condition we cannot assume a normal distribution.
Which is the optimal statistical test you would use in such experimental conditions?
I have a very short window of collecting the water samples (50ml) and wont be able to culture them for a month. For how long I can store them and and is there anyway to increase the storage time.
I have a feeling that the discussion of traditional performing arts within Cultural Evolution is almost non-existent. Maybe because the nature of traditional dance is too complex? It seems that performing arts research falls mainly either within cultural and anthropology but never within Cultural Evolution. Is it because it is impossible to discuss? What are your thoughts?
Dear fellow researchers,
I am planning to conduct a research related to Ethnic Diversity composition in schools (e.g. ethnic diversity composition per classroom). Could you please share with me a questionnaire or instrument or the formula for measuring Ethnic Diversity Composition? So I can categorize the Ethnic Diversity Composition into high Ethnic Diversity and low Ethnic Diversity (e.g. 1 for high and 0 for low).
And how exactly does it do cultural analysis differently? and also, what exactly does a Reckwitz's PT analysis make us focus on methodologically?
I think this is hard to understand, but once we get clear it will very useful for us to do some empirical research about the consumption or other topics.\
Hope you guys can give me some wonderful inspirations! :)
Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C)
Female genital mutilation or female genital cutting are used interchangeably. However, this practice is practised in many countries around the world and is predominantly practised in some countries more than the other. The practice has been criminalised, however, there are several factors that impede the fight against FGM. Some of these impeding factors are cultural beliefs and religious misconceptions.
There are physical and psychological impacts of FGM/C on women's well-being. However, not much about these health hazards/challenges have been attended to.
Q. 1. What is the essence of this practice?
Q. 2. Are there any physical, psychological, or spiritual benefits of this practice on women?
Q. 3. What role does cultural beliefs play in the practice or prevention of FGM/C?
Q. 4. What role does religion play in the campaign against this practice?
Q. 5. What role do men play in the fight against FGM?
Q. 6. How have survivors of FGM/C been taken care of? = psychologically or socially integrated into the community to join the fight against ending the practice?
You may mention my name as a campaigner/activist against the practice if you like but due to some other activities I am not able to be present for now.
Thank you very much.
What does the text reveal about the problematics of post-colonial identity, including the relationship between personal and cultural identity and such issues as double consciousness and hybridity?
I am looking to assess the Schwartz's cultural value orientations for a country with high cultural diversity. Based on what I learned, I have to use the Schwartz's Value Survey (SVS) which contain 57 items and key in these items to get the results for Cultural Values Orientation.
But for my Master research, I believe that a 57 items questionnaire may be time consuming and would affect the response rate especially that this only one section of the research.
I was able to find a Short Schwartz's Survey for Basic Human Values, but i was not able to find any shorter version for Schwartz's Cultural Value Orientation
For my research, I would like to group my participants according to the culture they belong to, which brings about the question of what is culture, and whether you can actually create cultural groups.
So far, I have looked into Hofstede's work as well as the more recent GLOBE project (House et al. 2004, Chokkar et al. 2007). Do you know of any other model which would be worth considering?
- IPads-per-student, Smartboards, and digital devices
- Independent learning MOOC's like Khan Academy or Coursera
- In-class online tasks in educational programs used to assist teaching
Preferably from the perspective of teachers based in rural areas
I am looking for references to current projects that involve collaboration between the arts and sciences as part of my Future Fellowship research. If you are working in this area, or know of any relevant ongoing projects, I'd love to hear about them.
I am proposing a cross cultural project for people on the Autistic Spectrum that looks at :
-how the experience of Autism may be different depending on religious or political community affiliation and associated values
-provides opportunity for people on the Autistic Spectrum to explore community identity and participate in cross-cultural experiences
Are there any studies that may support an assumption that limited social network, social anxiety and other factors such as lack of tailored initiatives, may mean that a person on the Autistic Spectrum may have less opportunity to challenge received opinion associated with the religious/ political affiliations of their immediate community?
Anthropology of Communication is intended as a method of social and cultural analysis and is insofar linked with theories of structure and systems.
Indigenous communities have their own definitions of tastes and flavors. They have a name for a full well cooked meal, or a mature, ripe seed. Is there anyone out there with knowledge of these time-tested community sciences?
I need to identify a tool that allows you to measure the impact of culture in international business?
thanks and regards
I need to conduct a study on cultural literacy of secondary school students. do you know any reliable survey about it? or should I do it solely qualitative? if so, what should be asked in semi-structured interviews?
I am currently working on my field study (and will eventually use this scholarship to shape my prospectus/dissertation). My study is divided into colonial, partition, and post-colonial era. However, my own contribution will be the current trends in popular culture that have surged as a result of the rape cases in India that have been identified by the national and international media (e.g. Delhi Rape Case 2012). Should I divide my study of the representation into colonial, Partition, and post-colonial (or add another category for the contemporary/present time period)?
Apart from mere linguistic eloquence, the literature (prose, poetry, fiction and even tabloid serials and story lines of movies) reflects the persona and more importantly, the 'psyche' of a country. The dance, drama and music of the country reflect the beauty of its soul.
This is what we have always believed. But today, the world is multi-cultural. Except for 'national efforts' to preserve the original art and literature of our individual countries, we have adopted certain art forms and literary styles from other countries as our own.
So, do the literature and arts of a country continue to reflect its persona and inherent beauty the way they did in earlier times or have they lost their originality?
Some scholar debates are around whether or not can we define culture as a trait present in many non-human animals, or if it´s just an exclusive human trait.
The importance of this particular barrier comes not only from the obvious issue of culture as the basic frame for developing and explaining humanity as unique, wich is not my main interest.
I suggest that by establishing the presence of culture in other species, and performing cultural analysis method of the later, we can open new ways of inference and knowledge in our own.
I'm looking for the methodological grounds, assumptions, steps, rules and criteria of cultural knowledge building/designing after field research in cultural anthropology (social anthropology as well).
Any ideas of classic key or gifted authors / researchers ?
Please share with me your ideas.
I am writing my thesis on friendly societies in nineteenth-century Victoria, Australia.
F S are recognised in the fields of mutuality, respectability, thrift, etc. but their role in civil society requires exploration and in particular answering the question concerning their value/contribution to the social capital of the day.
Any references or comments?
Dear colleagues: I am presently executing an organizational culture analysis within a community hospital setting. I have covered the major topics regarding the views, values, goals and expectations of medical and nursing personnel. Now I would like to explore the patient views of quality, timing and effectiveness of their medical services - but using a quantitative survey tool.
May you suggest a powerful survey that would provide a factor grouping of questions, pointing to different quality areas of medical services from a patient standpoint?
Your proposals will be highly appreciated.
Has anybody tried to operationalize Bourdieu's concepts of economic, social and cultural capital? Such as that it can be parts of experiments. I seem to only find sociological accounts of that, but no measures.
I am currently working on my thesis topic on how the culture influence on the architectural imagery of skyscrapers. Do you have any recommended sources I could use and what is your opinion on the topic and area I have chosen?
I haven't used postcolonial theory before and all recommendations, suggestions and advice is very welcomed.
How do you mitigate differences in language when it comes to making the delivery of your lessons effective?
In what way can you reconcile opposing views in religion and beliefs among students? What would be a good alternative solution to a conflict of opinions and highly-prejudiced cultural preferences?
What other instrument(s) can we use to measure "multicultural attitude" other than MASQUE, TMAS, and "Multicultural Attitude Scale"?
Is it necessary to assess both essentiality (necessity) and relevancy of the items of a valid instrument, which is translated into another language for cultural adaptation? Don't they mean the same thing?
I'm trying to determine if any studies have been done that have employed songs to defuse conflict between children from different ethno-cultural backgrounds.
Many years of working with Alaska Natives have convinced me that most of what we call suicide prevention is in fact intervention. I am interested in reinforcing & inventing appropriate cultural components to assist in the formation of secure identity at early ages, and changing our definition of prevention.
We are dealing with culturable analysis of microbial community found in hot springs. Which procedures should I apply for studying cultivable microbial diversity and how can we start our work in the laboratory? Provide some basic idea for these work like media, parameters etc.
Problems and dilemmas, manifested during past projects, as well as in planned current qualitative research, inspired me to bring up this question.
Could you please, highlight the key problems, during secondary data analysis, from any perspective ?
Could you give the names of researchers from the areas of health sciences, sociology or anthropology who methodologically refined the issue of secondary data analysis?
Share your opinions, knowledge and experiences.
I need something like in the link below (in German but understandable for non-German speakers). Do you think this one is plausible?
Hofstede (1980) in his seminal work on culture described a set of features that influences how group of people reacts to its environment and thus differentiates group membership. In his definition of national culture, five independent dimensions were proposed in relation to national culture. They are namely; power distance, uncertainty avoidance, individualism – Collectivism and Masculinity.