Length of fieldwork and witchcraft reports

Fri, 13 May 1994 12:06:08 CDT

I have heard it said that someone once did a study and found that
the likelihood that an ethnographer would report the presence of
witchcraft in a particular place went up with the length of time he
or she spent there. Does anyone have any idea what the original
source for this might be? Does anyone know of any other studies of
this type, i.e., systematic comparisons of the effects of variations in
fieldwork methods, styles, etc. on what is recorded?


Lee Cronk
Assistant Professor
Department of Anthropology
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-4352
Office: 409-847-9254
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