Topic title: Field Methods and Research Design in Primatology
- Instructor: Dr. Laura Bolt
- Day/Time: Monday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM in the Fall 2022 "F" term at UTM
- Prerequisite: ANT203H5 or equivalent
Understanding primatological research design and data collection methods are important skills for biological anthropology students. In this course, students will learn how to design hypothesis-driven research projects in primatology through class lectures, discussions, and activities. Through practical demonstrations and assignments, students will also gain experiential understanding of the field methods used in primatological research, in addition to understanding how these field methods inform and reflect research project design. This course is a seminar with practical components. It is a mix of traditional lectures, practical demonstrations, student presentations, and class discussions. Students are expected to attend class each day prepared to discuss the information presented in assigned readings, and to complete practical assignments when required.