Archive for November, 2015

For Friday, 12/4

November 20, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving! (But don’t forget that the Up Movies lab is due by midnight tonight!)

Before

  • HW due: In honour of America’s Greatest Holiday, and in keeping with our recent examination of open-ended interviewing techniques,  we shall take part in The Great Thanksgiving Listen. Interview a parent or grandparent about their lives (or some other elder, if your parents/grandparents are unavailable). If your research topic lends itself to it, you can incorporate questions that you might ask a participant in the research you’re designing. If your parents were not born this country,  you might begin by asking them about their experiences as immigrants, as in this much talked-about episode of Aziz Ansari’s new show. You might not cry as much as Ansari’s friends reportedly do in watching the show, but you will want to have a box of tissues available, just in case. Write up your findings in the ‘Qualitative Interview’ lab.
  • Schutt, Chapter 12 (‘Evaluation and Policy Research’)

During

  • Choosing a Data Collection Method
  • BREAK
  • Causation

After

  • HW: TBA

For Friday, 11/20

November 13, 2015

Before

During

  • Lab: Up Movies (Fifty-Six Up). This is due by 11:59 on the 20th!

After

  • HW: TBA

For Friday, 11/13

November 6, 2015

Here’s a glossary that explains some of my most frequent grading comments. (I’ll mention it in class as well.) As always, Friday’s agenda is below.

Before

  • HW due: This was supposed to be the Qualitative Data Analysis, but the links to the data are broken and I’m having trouble repairing them. This is a golden opportunity for you to catch up on HW you haven’t turned in yet. You should also start drafting your final proposal if you haven’t started already, paying special attention to the literature review.
  • Schutt Chapter 7
 (‘Experiments’)

During

After

  • HW: TBA