For Thursday, 5/11 (SOC 1101)

May 10, 2017

The student exercising due diligence (the superior student, in other words) would also briefly review the Caro essay on Robert Moses.

For Friday, 5/12 (SOC 303)

May 7, 2017

Before

During

  • LAB: Budget & Timeline Spreadsheets

After

  • HW: Research Proposal

For Tuesday, 5/9 (SOC 1103)

May 5, 2017
  • Aziz Ansari, Modern Romance (2015), Chs. 2 (‘The Initial Ask’), 3 (‘Online Dating’), 4 (‘Choice and Options’)

For Tuesday, 5/9 (SOC 1101)

May 5, 2017

For Friday, 5/5 (SOC 303)

May 2, 2017

Before

  • HW Due: Proposal Rough Draft
  • Schutt, Chapter 12 (‘Evaluation and Policy Research’)

During

  • Brief Exercise: Did the Program Work?
  • Brief Exercise: Evaluating Causal Claims
  • Lab: Interrupted Time Series

After

  • HW: Incorporating Literature

For Tuesday, 5/2 (SOC 1103)

May 2, 2017

Make sure you’ve finished all of Pride and Prejudice for tomorrow! Looking ahead, Thursday we’ll discuss Benokraitis (2015), Ch. 9 (‘Singlehood, Cohabitation, Civil Unions, and Other Options’); the more interesting sections are 9.1 (‘The Single Option’), 9.4 (‘Why More People Are Single’), and 9.6 (‘Cohabitation’), and 9.7 (‘Gay and Lesbian Couples’); I may allude to them (especially Section 9.7) in tomorrow’s discussion of Austen’s views on marriage.

For Tuesday, 5/2 (SOC 1101)

May 2, 2017

This is a little bit short notice, but at least browse the article; it’s not long. I had planned to show you the accompanying documentary, but it’s proved impossible to get hold of a copy. We may have to go with Plan B; in that case, we’ll trace out the connections to current themes over the next few classes.

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)