The preproposal describes a recommended methodology and preparation of results for examining the demography and population structure of the Ezidi population in Iraq, especially according to traditional Ezidi perspectives of caste, tribe, clan, and settlement. The skills cultivated in developing this preproposal include,
an ability to introduce a research question, including conducting the necessary literature review and a description of the projected methodolology;
integration of demographic tools and principles, including a focus on demographic characteristics, demographic processes, and sampling methods;
application of concepts from sociology regarding minority status, marginalization, irredentism, and socioeconomics;
and stronger research writing skills, with a focus on communicating concepts clearly and with fewer words.
This research question is, "What is the demography and population structure of Ezidkhan?"
The final project will consist of a paper describing the research and methodology, with three appendices: a table; a tree; and a map. The database of tribes is the core product, and includes the tribes' relations to one another and to the geography of Ezidkhan, and basic demographic characteristics of each tribe. While the database is row-based, the relations between tribes can also be visualized as a genealogical tree. Also, the tribes' relations to the landscape can be visualized on a map.
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Interesting result about Ezidi refugees in Germany,
Violence in the era and area from where many Ezidis tribe trace their origins,
And the late 18th century,
Ezidis in Russia in the 19th century,
An old result useful for anecdotes,
Information about musical tradition, useful to inquire about musical tradition when doing expert sampling,
Notable for nice description of the Ezidi caste system,
Very useful analysis of misinformation about Ezidis,
Extremely useful content about Ezidi social structure,
Useful frameworks for discussing genocide, including ‘palimpsestic genocide’,
Useful overview especially for non-Iraqi Ezidi communities in Armenia and Georgia,
Fascinating comparative look at Ezidism and Yarsanism,
Very important analysis of immigration and Ezidi structures,