Archive for August, 2016

For Tuesday, 8/30 (SOC 1101)

August 29, 2016
  • Mary Patrice Erdmans, ‘How to Read Sociological Texts’*

*Available on Blackboard in ‘Content’.

See you then!


For Friday, 9/2 (SOC 303)

August 29, 2016

Hi Everybody! Below is an outline of our agenda for next class. We’ll take some time at the beginning of class for you all to get in your groups and talk about your (very brief, very casual) sample proposal presentations.

By the way, if you haven’t finished the lab, please do so in the next day or two.



  • HW due: Zip Code Essay (register for a Google Docs account at and create a folder shared with my account—you took note of my email address, right?)



  • Read and come prepared to do a very brief presentation on your assigned proposal from Patten
  • Schutt, Chapter 1 (‘Science, Society, and Social Research’); also pp. 495-505 (‘Content Analysis’) and 512-517 (‘Census and Federal Data’)
  • Patten (2014), Topic 1 (‘What Is Empirical Research?’)
  • LAB: Sample Proposal Presentations



  • Reverse Replication Outline (Content Analysis)