Matthew Hale’s series, “Ethnographic Fieldwork Equipment That (Hopefully) Won’t Break the Bank“, returns to Anthropology News with advice on smartphone and tablet computer peripherals, note-taking software, and smart notebooks.
Smartphones and tablets often have native audio- and video recording capability, but often are insufficient for fieldwork. Hale offers advice on what to look for in peripherals to boost their usefulness.
Note taking software allows users to integrate video, audio, or other digital information with fieldnotes. Smart notebooks are a new technology that allow users to combine paper-based notes with digital information. Hale describes what to look for when choosing software or hardware.
This is the fourth edition of Hale’s equipment advice. AAA members can access past columns via AnthroSource. (Login is required.)