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Who uses SunStar Solutions' problem solving techniques?
Any business, organization (non-profit or other), firm, group, community, ethnic enclave, federal or state or local level agency, or any other human group in society that has a need or desire to improve the quality and/or productivity in any of these areas:
**SunStar Solutions does not participate in these techniques
What approach does SunStar Solutions take?
SunStar Solutions takes an applied anthropological and social science approach to problem solving.
What is Anthropology?
In its simplest terms: "The holistic, scientific study of humankind" (Source)
There are 4 subdisciplines of anthropology:
SunStar Solutions focuses on the latter.
What is Applied Anthropology?
The anthropological approach to solving real-world problems.
What methods are used?
Qualitative and quantitative methodologies are utilized, which typically can consist of ethnographic methods (qualitative in-depth field research), data gathering techniques and analysis, surveys/questionnaires, etc., depending on the situation and which domain of application is required.
What expertise do you have?
The Director/Owner of SunStar Solutions, Sharon Cornet, is trained in ethnographic methods/applied anthropology. She is an entrepreneur, social entrepreneur, and has long-term experience in office management, project management, solar energy projects, solar water distillation grant projects, field research in a wide variety of topics (business related as well as sustainable and unconventional areas), website development, research and writing skills. Sharon is a wife and mother of three. She is a member of the El Paso Solar Energy Association (www.epsea.org) and has volunteered and worked for/with Border Interfaith (broad-based community organizing for social justice as Organizing Assistant and Grant Writer). Sharon's official UTEP internship was finished in 8/2007, which was the last requirement for earning her Certificate in Applied Anthropology at UTEP (University of Texas at El Paso). Sharon has an AA degree (with honors, from EPCC), was with the UTEP honors society while she attended there, is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, and is on the National Dean's list. Sharon's graduation date is March, 2010 from Ashford University, where she made the Deans List in 2008/2009, and has earned her BA in Social Science, with a concentration in anthropology.
For more information see Sharon's Resume
2007 Report on Border Interfaith Internship for the Canutillo (colonia) Water Project
How can you help me?
Please write or email me with your request: Contact Sharon
More information on anthropology and the social sciences:
SunStar Solutions strictly adheres to the anthropological Code of Ethics: http://www.aaanet.org/committees/ethics/ethcode.htm
American Anthropological Association: www.aaanet.org
The Society for Applied Anthropology: www.sfaa.net
Former member with the Society of the Study of Social Problems (SSSP): www.sssp1.org
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