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ERIC Number: ED146074
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Sep-5
Pages: 18
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Innovative Techniques for Teaching Research Methods.
Babbie, Earl
An explanation of three innovative techniques the author has used successfully to introduce undergraduate and graduate students to sociological methodology. The three methods are: (1) body-learning, which involves moving students around physically in ways analogous to the data manipulations being taught; (2) experimental learning, which involves having the students personally experience things normally presented cognitively as concepts; and (3) take-away learning, which uses the class meeting to reveal and dissolve misinformation and other considerations the students bring to a topic rather than to impart new information. The use of these techniques helps remove the blocks that often make research methods such a difficult subject for many students. In addition, these techniques make the teaching of research methods stimulating and exciting. The author presents specific examples of techniques for introducing students to three methods of sociological methodology. (DRS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (72nd, Chicago, Illinois, September 5-9, 1977); Not available in hard copy from EDRS due to poor reproducibility of original document