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Title: <研究ノート>地域研究におけるカルチュラル・コンセンサス分析の有用性とその限界
Other Titles: <Research Notes>Usefulness and Limitations of Cultural Consensus Analysis in Area Studies
Authors: 古澤, 拓郎  kyouindb  KAKEN_id  orcid (unconfirmed)
Author's alias: Furusawa, Takuro
Issue Date: Mar-2016
Publisher: 京都大学大学院アジア・アフリカ地域研究研究科
Journal title: アジア・アフリカ地域研究
Volume: 15
Issue: 2
Start page: 257
End page: 277
Abstract: Cultural Consensus Analysis (CCA) is a mathematical method to estimate the existence of cultural consensus (or a pool of culturally shared knowledge), culturally correct answers, and informants' cultural competence. This method originated in cultural anthropology and has been widely used in many other fields in international journals, but only a limited number of studies have been made in Japanese academia. This paper aims to clarify the usefulness and limitations of CCA in Asian and African Area Studies and to show how researchers can integrate CCA into their research. Although the original model was based upon over-simplified assumptions, the recent development of Bayesian Statistics has made it possible to use complicated models and to estimate parameters precisely. Many previous studies have used CCA to test relationships between culture and ecosystems, agriculture, health, and many other natural scientific variables. Limitations are rooted in formalization and simplification of the concept of culture. However, CCA is a useful method to analyze today's social and environmental problems and thus has a great potential to further progress in the field of Asian and African Area Studies.
DOI(Published Version): 10.14956/asafas.15.257
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