Archive for September, 2016

For Friday, 10/7 (SOC 303)

September 30, 2016

Before

  • HW due: Write a Survey
  • Schutt, Chapter 5 (‘Sampling’)
  • Patten (2014), Topic 27 (‘Sampling in Qualitative Research’)
  • Patten (2014), Topic 28 (‘Random Sampling’)
  • Patten (2014), Topic 29 (‘Other Methods of Sampling: I’)
  • Patten (2014), Topic 30 (‘Other Methods of Sampling: II’)
  • Patten (2014), Topic 31 (‘Sample Size’)

During 

  • LAB: Pretest Your Survey

After

  • HW: Administer and Analyse Your Survey
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For Thursday, 9/29 (SOC 1101)

September 28, 2016

For Thursday, 9/29 (SOC 1103)

September 28, 2016
  • Read Benokraitis (2015), Ch. 3: ‘The Family in Historical Perspective’

The bottom line from Tuesday: The numbers aren’t what matters; it’s how they were produced. Here’s a good—and timely—piece on the perils of unscientific polling.

For Friday, 9/30 (SOC 303)

September 23, 2016

Before

  • HW due: Reverse Replication Outline (Survey Research)—this will be based on Arceneaux & Nicolson (2012; see below)
  • Kevin Arceneaux and Stephen P. Nicholson, ‘Who Wants to Have a Tea Party? The Who, What, and Why of the Tea Party Movement’, PS: Political Science & Politics (2012)
  • Schutt, Chapter 8 (‘Survey Research’)
  • Patten (2014), Topic 4 (‘Identifying and Combining Variables’)
  • Patten (2014), Topic 5 (‘Identifying Treatment Variables’)
  • Patten (2014), Topic 6 (‘Considering Demographic Variables’)
  • Patten (2014), Topic 7 (‘Writing Purposes and Hypotheses’)

During 

After

  • HW: Write a Survey

For Tuesday, 9/27 (SOC 1103)

September 23, 2016
  • Benokraitis (2015), Ch. 2 (‘Studying the Family’)

Review and be prepared to discuss this chapter.

For Tuesday, 9/27 (SOC 1101)

September 23, 2016

We’ll also finish our discussion of Colomy by considering the basic characteristics of ‘conflict’ theory, particularly with reference to Marx and Weber. Be prepared to discuss.

For Tuesday, 9/27 (SOC 1101)

September 22, 2016

Read and be prepared to discuss the following:

For Thursday, 9/22 (SOC 1103)

September 21, 2016
  • Austen, Pride & Prejudice, Volume I, Chapter 1.
  • Benokraitis (2015), Ch. 2: ‘Studying the Family’

For Thursday, 9/22 (SOC 1101)

September 21, 2016

Feel free to read ahead, but we’re still finishing our discussion of Colomy’s ‘Three Sociological Perspectives’. Be prepared to discuss functionalism and conflict theory.

For Friday, 9/23 (SOC 303)

September 18, 2016

Before

  • HW due: Annotated Bibliography
  • Schutt (2015), Chapter 9
 (‘Quantitative Data Analysis’—skim)
  • Schutt (2015), Ch. 14
 (‘Secondary Data Analysis and Big Data’—skim)
  • Patten (2014), Topic 19 (‘Organizing Literature by Topics’)
  • Patten (2014), Topic 20 (‘Evaluating Research Literature’)
  • Patten (2014), Topic 21 (‘Considering the History of a Topic’)

During 

  • LAB: Sample Proposal Presentations (Group 5)
  • LAB: Impact of Question Wording

After

  • HW: Reverse Replication Outline (Survey Research)