Elements of A Cognitive Approach
This assignment will help you become familiar with conducting anthropological research using the Ashford University Library and prepare you for the Final Research Paper. You will also learn to identify the thesis statement in articles. For this assignment, you will be locating articles and texts from a variety of databases that are commonly used in anthropological research.
In addition to being able to locate articles, it is important to be able to identify the thesis statements of the articles or texts to make sure they will be useful in your research.
To begin, please
- Locate each of the three assigned articles in the Ashford University Library.
- For help with how to locate these articles, please view the ANT101 Finding an Article in the AU Library tutorial.
After you have located the articles,
- Identify the thesis statement that is presented in each article.
- For help with identifying the thesis statements, please review the ANT101: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology: Finding Thesis Statements tutorial (please use Firefox or Internet Explorer with this tutorial. Chrome may not work properly). Then, please
- Complete the Week 2 Assignment 2: Locating Scholarly Resources worksheet.
- These are the three articles I was giving
- 1.Boyer, P. (1992). Explaining religious ideas: Elements of a cognitive approach. Numen, 39(1), 27-57. Retrieved from the JSTOR database.
- 2.Apter, A. (2012). Matrilineal motives: Kinship, witchcraft, and repatriation among Congolese refugees. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 18(1), 22-44. Retrieved from the EBSCOhost database.
- 3.Haour, A. (2005). Power and permanence in precolonial Africa: A case study from the Central Sahel. World Archaeology, 37(4), 552-565. Retrieved from the JSTOR database.