Archive for April, 2017

For Thursday, 4/27 (SOC 1103)

April 27, 2017

We’re a bit behind in our discussion of the previous volumes, but there’ll be some spoilers tomorrow.

For Thursday, 4/27 (SOC 1101)

April 27, 2017

This is a bit late notice, but I’m guessing that some of you will yet manage to do the reading for tomorrow. I mentioned ‘Bowling Alone’ last time, so I will seek to discuss in further detail some of the ideas and data discussed in Ch. 5 of the Conley textbook under the heading ‘Social Capital’. Here is the relevant reading (aside from our textbook, of course):

For Friday, 4/28 (SOC 303)

April 23, 2017

Before

  • HW Due: Choosing a Data Collection Method
  • Don’t forget to finish the Up Movies lab!
  • Schutt, Chapter 6
 (‘Research Design and Causation’)
  • Patten (2014), Topics 45-49

During

  • Lab: Does Random Assignment Work?

After

  • HW: Research Proposal (Draft)

For Tuesday, 4/25 (SOC 1103)

April 23, 2017

My impression was that several people hadn’t done the reading — in any event, fewer than half of you managed to turn in the homework. Please get it together and get caught up by Tuesday. Reading Austen is a privilege! You could be slogging through a textbook right now.

For Friday, 4/21 (SOC 303)

April 12, 2017

Before

  • HW Due: Design Your Sampling Strategy
  • Review Schutt, Chapter 10 (‘Qualitative Methods’)

During

  • Lab: Up Movies

After

  • HW: Choosing a Data Collection Method

For Thursday, 4/20 (SOC 1103)

April 12, 2017

For Thursday, 4/20 — Oops! Make That TUESDAY, 4/25 (SOC 1101)

April 12, 2017
  • Conley (2015), Ch. 5 (‘Groups and Networks’)

Last week we scratched the surface of the formal analysis of groups, focusing on the dynamics of dyads and triads. For next week, please review the chapter subsections on small groups (‘Social Groups’) and on network analysis (‘From Groups to Networks’).

For Thursday, 4/6 (SOC 1103)

April 5, 2017

We didn’t really discuss Chapter 8 of the textbook (‘Dating and Mate Selection’) on Tuesday, so we’ll do that Thursday. Carefully review the section on theories of mate selection!

For Thursday, 4/6 (SOC 1101)

April 5, 2017
  • Conley (2015), Ch. 5 (‘Groups and Networks’)
    • Focus esp. on the subsections entitled ‘Social Groups’ and ‘From Groups to Networks’

For Friday, 4/7 (SOC 303)

April 1, 2017

Before

  • HW Due: Finish Reverse Outline (Qualitative Methods) if you haven’t already
  • HW Due: Design Your Sampling Strategy (you don’t have to finish it before Friday, since we’re still exploring sampling in the unfinished lab, but at least take a look at this HW and write out some provisional answers)
  • Schutt, Chapter 11 (‘Qualitative Data Analysis’
  • Schutt (2015), Ch. 13, pp. 474-95 (on comparative-historical research)

During

  • Lab: Exploring Sampling, cont’d
  • Lab: Up Movies

After

  • HW: Analysing Qualitative Data