Profession anthropologist

Anthropologists research all aspects of life pertaining to humans. They study the various civilisations that have existed along the time and their ways of organisation. They attempt to analyse the physical, societal, linguistic, political, economical, philosophical, and cultural aspects of different people. The aim of their studies is to understand and describe the past of humanity and solve topical societal problems. They explore different perspectives such as philosophical anthropology.

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Personality Type

  • Investigative / Artistic

Knowledge

  • Scientific research methodology

    The theoretical methodology used in scientific research involving doing background research, constructing an hypothesis, testing it, analysing data and concluding the results.

  • Participant observation

    Empirical research the purpose of which is to gain a intimate closeness with a given group of individuals and their principles, ideas, beliefs, and behaviours through an intensive interaction with a society in their cultural environment over a long period of time. This includes direct observation, interviews, participation in the group, etc.

  • Anthropology

    The study of development and behaviour of human beings.

Skills

  • Write scientific papers

    Present the hypothesis, findings, and conclusions of your scientific research in your field of expertise in a professional publication.

  • Interview people

    Interview people in a range of different circumstances.

  • Apply scientific methods

    Apply scientific methods and techniques to investigate phenomena, by acquiring new knowledge or correcting and integrating previous knowledge.

  • Research human behaviour

    Analyse, study, and explain human behaviour, uncover the reasons why individuals and groups behave as they do, and look for patterns in order to predict future behaviour.

  • Study cultures

    Study and internalise a culture that is not your own to truly understand its traditions, rules, and workings.

  • Perform scientific research

    Gain, correct or improve knowledge about phenomena by using scientific methods and techniques, based on empirical or measurable observations.

  • Observe human behaviour

    Make detailed notes while observing how humans interact with and react to each other, objects, concepts, ideas, beliefs, and systems in order to uncover patterns and trends.

Optional knowledge and skills

religious studies search historical sources in archives forensic anthropology history develop scientific theories cultural history write research proposals work on excavation site consult information sources conduct participatory research sociology philosophy advise legislators archaeology politics biology study human societies interview techniques teach anthropology interview focus groups identify archaeological finds osteology linguistics

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