Archive for October, 2014

For Tuesday, 11/4 (URBS)

October 31, 2014
  1. Richard Lloyd, ‘Neo-Bohemia: Art and Neighborhood Redevelopment in Chicago’, Journal of Urban Affairs*

We’re making a few small adjustments: I’m adding the reading above–whoever signed up for the Pattillo PK, if you want to switch your PK to this reading, let me know ASAP.


For Tuesday, 11/4 (METH)

October 31, 2014
  1. Review of Final Exam
  2. Research Statements: Example of Jonathan Haidt, ‘The Moral Roots of Liberals and Conservatives’
  3. Kieran Healy, ‘How to Think About Your Research Paper’* (HW for Thursday, 11/6: Reformulate your research question in light of our discussion)
  4. Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing
  5. Noise & Bias

For Thursday, 10/30 (URBS)

October 29, 2014
  1. Ruth Glass, ‘Introduction: Aspects of Change’, in London: Aspects of Change, ed. Centre for Urban Studies (London, 1964: MacKibbon and Kee), pp. xiii-xlii* (PK: Dazni Martinez)
  2. Lance Freeman, ‘Displacement or Succession? Residential Mobility in Gentrifying Neighborhoods’, Urban Affairs Review 40(4):463-491 (PK: Jamel, right?)

I accidentally posted the wrong assignment for Research Brief #2! It’s fixed now.

For Thursday, 10/30 (METH)

October 29, 2014
  1. Henrich, John, Steven J. Heine, and Ara Norenzayan. 2010. The Weirdest People in the World? Behavioral and Brain Sciences 33, pp. 61-135.
  2. Review for Final Exam
  3. Noise & Bias

For Tuesday, 10/28 (METH)

October 25, 2014
  1. Ruane, ‘One Thing Leads to Another: Causal Analysis’ (Ch. 6)
  2. Research Statements
  3. Example: Jonathan Haidt, ‘The Moral Roots of Liberals and Conservatives’
  4. Review of Final Exam

For Tuesday, 10/28 (URBS)

October 25, 2014
  1. William H. Whyte, ‘The Design of Spaces’* (PK: Jasmine)
  2. Ruth Glass, ‘Introduction: Aspects of Change’, in London: Aspects of Change, ed. Centre for Urban Studies (London, 1964: MacKibbon and Kee), pp. xiii-xlii* (PK: Jasmin)
  3. Decoding Cryptic Grading Comments
  4. Review of Guidelines for Research Brief #2

Make sure to bring hard copies of both readings (electronic copies are okay if you have an e-reader) to class on Tuesday.

Some of you seem to be in need of a reminder regarding my cell phone policy, even at this point in the semester; thus, I quote from Appendix B of your syllabus:

The use of cell phones, laptops, or any other unauthorized electronic device in class is strictly prohibited. Your class participation grade can fluctuate over time much like a stock price, reflecting the state of your contribution to the learning environment. In-class use of cell phones and other electronic devices will reset your class participation grade to zero. This even includes behavior that resembles the use of such devices, even if I don’t mention it to you in class – so keep your phones, etc., stored safely in your bags, and keep your bags off your laps and desks. If you have your bag in your lap and your hands in your bag, even if I can’t see the phone, it’s a zero. If you seem to be texting under your desk, it’s a zero.

For Thursday, 10/23 (METH)

October 22, 2014
  1. Ruane, ‘Ethics: It’s the Right Thing to Do’ (Ch. 2)
  2. Review for Final
  3. Replication, Noise, and Bias

For Thursday, 10/23 (URBS)

October 22, 2014
  1. Jane Jacobs, ‘Downtown Is for People’, Fortune Magazine (1958)*

We’re going to have to postpone Whyte for yet another class; I was late putting this up, which means that Jasmine won’t have sufficient time to prepare her PK.

Who’s presenting on Jacobs again? We spoke a few weeks ago because that person wanted to make sure their reading was up in time to prep for it (but this one’s pretty easy to find on the Web).

For Tuesday, 10/21 (URBS)

October 17, 2014
  1. Saskia Sassen, ‘The Global City: Introducing a Concept’ (Bridge & Watson 2010: PK: Jamel Georgen)
  2. Ingo Bader and Albert Scharenberg, ‘The Sound of Berlin: Subculture and the Global Music Industry’, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 34, No. 1 (March 2010), pp. 76-91(PK: Jorge Abreu)

We won’t have time to squeeze in the reading originally scheduled for Tuesday (this was William H. Whyte, ‘The Design of Spaces’*). So we’ll discuss both Whyte and Jane Jacobs on Thursday.

For Tuesday, 10/21 (METH)

October 17, 2014
  1. The dead date for the midterm is at the start of class. Late papers will not be accepted!
  2. Film: TBD

We should also revisit the notion of replication; we’ll also talk about noise and bias, which we haven’t discussed explicitly, when we review for the final. If you didn’t turn your midterm in on the due date, the last possible moment would be at the start of class on Tuesday. Your best bet would be to put it in my mailbox before then (in North Building 3233) so as not to take any chances!