An Ethnographic Evaluation, Inventory Assessment, and Research Design for Future Projects

Granting Agency: Department of Interior, U.S. National Park Service
Project PI:
 Ashley Meredith, Kosrae State Cultural Anthropologist
Project dates: April-September 2017
Approved by NPS: April 1, 2017

In March 2017, Kosrae HPO brought on board a Cultural Anthropologist, Ashley Meredith, to carry out this project “An ethnographic evaluation, inventory assessment, and research design for future projects.” This project will establish a research design for future projects to follow.

Ethnography refers to the scientific description of a cultural group. Therefore, this project involves identifying all ethnographic records hosted in our office as well as on Kosrae Island and assessing them for topics needing ethnographic survey (the collection of data on a cultural topic). The ethnographic evaluation and inventory assessment will serve to inform the research design. The research design includes public meetings to learn about Kosraean culture and how best to do culturally sensitive, relative, and relevant research for Kosraeans and their culture. Upon completion of the project, including NPS approval, the final report can be found here.

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