Re: STATISTICS 101 (was: Iroquois and the Constitution)

Keith Dever (kdever@CALSTATELA.EDU)
Fri, 9 Feb 1996 11:42:37 -0500

I am happy to see that ANTHRO-L has had some recent postings of
anthropological importance (at least, for me). Enough meta-discussion.

I would like to follow what has been said about adjucts, teaching anthro and
applied anthropology with a question. I realize this isn't an "education"
list...How do you folks that teach actually make anthropology relavant?

I see and hear so much discussion (like Mr. Holloway's "if only to keep our
identity!!") about why is anthropology important, but how do you translate
that to the multitudes you teach that a) are only taking Intro Anthro because
it is a requirement, and b) have, for some reason, decided to be Anthro
majors? Run on sentence, eh? I ask this because, in spite of the constant
reminders of the rarity of teaching opportunities, I would like to teach. I
have decided that the best way is to get some experience in the field
(archaeological field, that is) before I return for a possible Ph.D. and/or
teaching position.

I can see that this looks like a lame attempt to try to bring ANTHRO-L back
to the discussion of anthropology, but it isn't that. I am in no position
to lead in the area. I am just a graduating senior with hopes of making a
difference in the world (aren't or weren't we all?). I just realized that I
have used parantheses too often. Sorry. Anyway, thanks for your time and
any thought you commit to this question.

P.S. If you decide to reply to the group on this question. Just quote the
relevant bits as most of it is just ranting. Don't waste the list's precious