Forensic Anthropology Qualification Survey

We are reaching out to you because we're interested in better understanding the state of qualifications within forensic anthropology. That is, what makes someone qualified to practice forensic anthropology?

As such, we have put together a short survey in order to collect data regarding experiences and opinions about qualification for the practice of forensic anthropology. If you have performed forensic anthropology casework or consider yourself qualified to perform forensic anthropology casework, we would really appreciate your input and participation!

It is our hope that the results of this survey will be disseminated to members of the discipline via conference presentations and research papers, and that the information obtained from this survey will ultimately assist in the development of standards for education and training in forensic anthropology.

We expect this survey to take around 15-20 minutes to complete.

We understand that everyone’s time is very valuable and that the only compensation for your participation can be our gratitude and your contribution to the advancement of the discipline. None-the-less, we humbly ask you to take a few minutes out of your busy day to fill out this questionnaire and to pass it along to anyone whom it may be applicable.

All identifying information is double-blinded by the software, and your answers will be aggregated; thus your participation is meant to be anonymous and will be kept confidential. You may choose to complete all, part, or none of this survey. You have the right to withdraw from this study at any time, for any reason, without penalty.

NOTE: No minors (individuals aged under 18 years) or any other at-risk populations are eligible to participate in this survey.

We will likely be re-sending this survey request as a reminder; please only complete this survey once.

The link to the survey is provided below:
By clicking the above link to the survey, you are providing your consent to be involved in this study.

If you have any questions, concerns, etc., regarding this project, feel free to contact Dr. Nicholas V. Passalacqua or Dr. Marin A. Pilloud (contact info below).

This study has been approved by the IRB offices of both Western Carolina University and University of Nevada Reno. If you have any questions or concerns about your treatment as a participant in this study, you can reach the Chair of the Western Carolina University Institutional Review Board through WCU’s Office of Research Administration at 828-227-7212.

Thanks so much for your time!
Nicholas V. Passalacqua, PhD, D-ABFA
Anthropology and Sociology Dept
Western Carolina University

Marin A. Pilloud, PhD D-ABFA
Anthropology Dept
University of Nevada-Reno