ERIC Number: EJ543713
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
Experiments in Surveys: Linking Mass Class Questionnaires to Introductory Research Methods.
Lorenz, Frederick O.; Bruton, Brent T.
Teaching Sociology, v24 n3 p264-71 Jul 1996
Describes an introductory sociology class that used two forms of an in-class survey to conduct experiments regarding response framework: response order and question order. The results of the experiment are presented to the class. This encourages critical thinking and informed skepticism about research methodologies. (MJP)
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Fundamental Concepts, Higher Education, Introductory Courses, Questionnaires, Research Design, Research Methodology, Research Problems, Response Rates (Questionnaires), Social Science Research, Student Surveys, Surveys, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Students
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A