Applications in Computing for Social Anthropologists (Asa - download pdf or read online

By Michael Fischer

ISBN-10: 0415018188

ISBN-13: 9780415018180

As expanding numbers of social anthropologists use a working laptop or computer for wordprocessing, curiosity in different purposes unavoidably follows, machine purposes in Social Anthropology covers learn actions shared through all social anthropologists and introduces new tools for organizing and reading information. Lucidly written, and sympathetic to the actual wishes of social anthropologists, it is going to be of titanic price to researchers and execs in anthropology, improvement stories and sociology

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This situation may change rapidly, since both higher capacity solid-state devices and very small low-power hard-disk drives are becoming available. The current limitation of 2–4 megabytes is more than adequate for several months’ fieldnotes, amounting to approximately 3,000–6,000 pages without considering duplicate copies of the notes. You will also need access to a suitable printer at some point. For basic printing, dot-matrix impact printers may continue to be used for a while, but these are rapidly being superseded by inexpensive ink-jet printers and laser printers.

Likewise, we can objectify a sketch map, or any portion of a sketch map, and link it to another object, and/or vice versa. A good general introduction to hypertext is Nielsen (1990). The commercial development of hypertext systems provides another important tool for studies based on texts, as well as other types of data management and analysis. In a hypertext document, the text can be dynamically reorganized to suit specific research needs. 5), hypertext can maintain multiple organizations and multiple orders for the content of the text.

This applies to access to larger mainframes, but also to the data stored on your colleagues’ computers. It is now a trivial exercise to ‘log on’ to virtually any properly connected computer in the world from another, and to transfer data in either direction. To take advantage of this level of connectivity requires a machine with the proper capabilities to match the networks you need to access. Compatibility Related to connectivity is compatibility. At the level of the different tasks, the systems that exchange data must be compatible.

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