Applications of Stable Isotope Ratio Analysis for Social Science Research
Stable Isotope Ratio Analysis (SIRA) is the measurement of variation in different isotopes of same elements in a material. This technique is well-established in the natural sciences and has been long part of the methodological arsenal in fields such as geology and biology. More recently this technique has begun to be utilized in the social sciences, moving from initial applications in anthropology to potential uses in geography, public health, forensic science, and others. This presentation will discuss the techniques behind SIRA, examples of current applications in the natural and social sciences, and potential avenues of future research.
Ervin, Dan, "Applications of Stable Isotope Ratio Analysis for Social Science Research" (2015). Public Lecture Series. 40.