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Wright, Richard A. – Teaching Sociology, 1989
Uses a class exercise that tests the folk wisdom concerning small-town friendliness. Students are assigned to express random friendliness to strangers so they can determine whether friendlier responses are elicited in small towns or large cities. (KO)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Community Study, Higher Education, Interpersonal Relationship
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Lottes, Ilsa L.; And Others – Teaching Sociology, 1996
Defines and illustrates basic concepts of dichotomous logistic regression (DLR) and presents strategies for teaching these concepts. Strategies include using analogies between ordinary least squares regression and logistic regression; illustrating concepts with contingency tables; and linking logistic regression concepts to interpretation of…
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Causal Models, Higher Education, Instructional Improvement
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Crothers, Charles – Teaching Sociology, 1991
Analyzes the structure of academic sociology departments. Stresses the competition for resources and symbolic capital among different groups including faculty, support staff, research staff, graduate students, and undergraduate students. Focuses on the complex role of graduate students, the constraints, and the opportunities it opens. Urges reform…
Descriptors: Departments, Educational Administration, Educational Change, Educational Researchers
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Aminoff, Susan – Teaching Sociology, 1995
Maintains that a major source of intercultural misunderstanding is the clash of culturally conditioned perceptions of reality. Describes the use of a family history project in an introductory college sociology course. Provides an appendix including the project description. (CFR)
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Course Content, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism
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Gray, Susan H. – Teaching Sociology, 1989
Describes a computer-based learning package designed to introduce students to concepts and controversies surrounding the social problem of poverty in the United States and to familiarize them with public policies concerning that problem. Use of the "Poverty Game" is discussed and information concerning cost and availability of software…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Educational Games