SEMINARY “NSUM: the network scale-up method. How we got here and what’s next?”
Thursday 23 June 2022
02:30 PM (CET)
ON-LINE ON ZOOM:
IN PRESENCE: Aula 7 Edificio di Scienze Farmaceutiche, Via Marzolo, 5 – Padova
Introduction by Prof. DARIO GREGORI
Speaker: Prof. H. RUSSELL BERNARD, Cultural Anthropologist specializing in technology and social change, language death, and social network analysis. His work in network analysis includes helping to develop the network scale-up method for estimating the size of uncountable populations. Bernard has done research or taught at universities in the U. S., Mexico, Greece, Japan and Germany. He is former editor of Human Organization and the American Anthropologist and is the founder and editor of the journal Field Methods. Bernard’s books include “Social Research Methods: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches”, “Analyzing Qualitative Data: Systematic Approaches” with Gery Ryan, and “Native Ethnography” with Jesus Salinas Pedraza. Bernard was the 2003 recipient of the Franz Boas Award from the American Anthropological Association and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences.
This talk is about how the network scale-up method began in 1985; its early development by its inventors; how a new generation of scholars has advanced the method; and how yet another generation can improve the method further to make increasingly accurate estimates of uncountable populations.
It’s an honor, for us, to have prof. Russell Bernard as our guest, speaking about his researches and methods, in Padua,. in presence (and also on line).
Please, join us for this unique seminar.