Washington DC Event: Washington Association for Practicing Anthropologists

The March 4 WAPA event features 2013 Praxis Award Winner Mark Edberg and Honorable Mention Recipient Laurie Schwede.

Date: Tuesday, 4 March 2014
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Sumner School, corner of 17th Street and M Street NW, Washington, D.C

The 2013 Praxis Award winner Mark Edberg, Associate Professor in the School of Public Health and Health Services at George Washington University, will speak on his project,  “Using the Concept of Social Well-Being to Develop and Implement a Framework for UNICEF Planning and Evaluating Efforts to Achieve Rights and Development Goals for Children and Families.” Working in collaboration with UNICEF, Edberg used anthropological methods to research and develop holistic, social well-being tools for planning and monitoring projects for adolescents in one version and woman and children in another.

Also speaking will be Honorable Mention Laurie Schwede, Principal Researcher for the Center for Survey Measurement, U.S. Census Bureau, on her project, “Comparative Ethnographic Studies of Enumeration Methods and Coverage across Race/Ethnic Groups.” Schwede, Rodney Terry, and a team of 16 independent ethnographers and 12 Census staff worked on a 2010 Census evaluation. For the first time in a decennial census, ethnographers conducted field observation studies, systematically observing live census interviews and debriefing respondents to identify types and sources of possible coverage error. The goal was to identify characteristics of households, persons, and groups at risk of miscounts and reasons for possible miscounts, in order to improve enumeration methods and coverage research for the 2020 Census.

For more details on their work and other Praxis Awardees, see the WAPA Praxis web page at http://www.wapadc.org/2013PraxisAward.

Pre-meeting: Beacon Bar & Grill (one block north of Sumner School). The Beacon Bar & Grill is in the Beacon Hotel located at 1615 Rhode Island Ave NW (corner of Rhode Island and 17th St).

Directions from Metro Red Line Farragut North station: take either L St exit, walk one block east to 17th St, turn left and walk 3 blocks north (one block past Sumner School).

All are welcome.

More information: 2013 Praxis Award Winner Mark Edberg and Honorable Mention

Recipient Laurie Schwede

Hope to see you there,

Washington Association of Professional Anthropologists

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