ERIC Number: ED097252
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
The Urban Community as Laboratory: A Manual for a Graduate Seminar on Social Problems.
Manis, Jerome G.; And Others
A manual is presented which provides a common, preliminary frame of reference for seminar participants who desire to develop procedures for studying major social problems through the use of the urban community as a laboratory. Broadly, the seminar concentrates upon providing access to data and facilitation data collection and analyses. Although designed primarily for seminar study of the local community as a laboratory, the manual also considers its possible application to other communities and universities. Seminar participants include project staff, key community professionals, enrolled sociology graduate students, and invited guests. Contents of the manual include a rationale for the seminar, the concept of the urban community as a laboratory, specifying urban social problems, objectives of seminar participants, seminar guidelines, research logistics, and the format of the seminar. An appendix contains a list of proposed research topics. (Author/KSM)
Descriptors: Community Study, Course Descriptions, Course Objectives, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Graduate Study, Guidelines, Local Issues, Research Methodology, Seminars, Social Problems, Sociology, Urban Studies
Center for Sociological Research Western Michigan Univ., Kalamazoo, Michigan 49001 ($1.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Michigan Univ., Kalamazoo. Center for Sociological Research.