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Dixon, Shane; Quirke, Linda – Teaching Sociology, 2018
Methods textbooks play a role in socializing a new generation of researchers about ethical research. How do undergraduate social research methods textbooks portray harm, its prevalence, and ways to mitigate harm to participants? We conducted a content analysis of ethics chapters in the 18 highest-selling undergraduate textbooks used in sociology…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Textbooks, Ethics, Sociology
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Upright, Craig – Teaching Sociology, 2015
Many contemporary students are unfamiliar with the cultural history of television programming in the United States. References to iconic series that represented significant milestones in minority representations and discussions of racial issues--such as "I Spy," "Julia," "All in the Family," or even "The Cosby…
Descriptors: Sociology, Cultural Influences, United States History, Minority Groups
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Dixon, Shane Michael; Quirke, Linda – Teaching Sociology, 2014
This paper examines the textual coverage of the topic of work in Canadian English--language introductory sociology textbooks. Our findings are based on a content analysis of 21 Canadian texts published between 2008 and 2012. We found that only 12 of 21 textbooks included a chapter on work, suggesting that work occupies a peripheral position in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Introductory Courses, Sociology, Textbook Content
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Weidman, John C.; Twale, Darla Jean – Teaching Sociology, 1984
This literature review emphasizes works that either represent a significant contribution to the sociological understanding of higher education or review a substantial body of literature concerning the contexts of college teaching. Topics discussed include the higher education system, the academic workplace, and the norms that influence the…
Descriptors: College Instruction, Cultural Context, Educational Environment, Educational Sociology
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Goldsmid, Charles A.; Goldsmid, Paul L. – Teaching Sociology, 1982
Contains the sixth annual review of literature related to the teaching of sociology. Presents annotated citations for approximately 71 articles and books published in 1981, offers some analysis of these works, and compares them to works published between 1975-1980. (SR)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Higher Education, Literature Reviews, Sociology
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Stein, Nancy Wendlandt – Teaching Sociology, 1983
Literature that deals with both sociological analyses of mass media and teaching techniques that utilize mass media products is discussed. Methods of using the mass media in college-level sociology courses are outlined, and examples of each are provided. (RM)
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Guidelines, Higher Education, Literature Reviews
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Szafran, Robert F. – Teaching Sociology, 1981
Discusses a study in which students in a college-level introductory sociology course attempted to deal with anxiety before and during exams by working with a study guide consisting of a large pool of questions from which an upcoming exam would be taken. Findings indicated that study guides significantly reduced test anxiety. (DB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Anxiety, Educational Research, Higher Education
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Vargus, Brian, S.; East, James R. – Teaching Sociology, 1981
Discusses how a program based on learning and shopping was developed and implemented within training rooms of major department stores in five suburban shopping centers. Objectives of the course were to increase enrollments, attract new types of students, and provide innovative ideas for teaching and research. A simple exchange model serves as a…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Declining Enrollment, Higher Education, Models
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Demerath, N.J., III – Teaching Sociology, 1981
Claiming that movies are used increasingly as teaching aids in sociology classes on the high school and college levels, this article evaluates their potential and their limitations. Suggestions are offered on how to avoid sociological distortion while viewing films. Also discussed are ways in which film can be seen as a source of cultural…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Films, Higher Education, Secondary Education
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Anderson, Ronald E. – Teaching Sociology, 1981
Reviews various forms of computer assistance in college level sociology courses, based on a 1979 survey of sociology instructors (all chairpersons of departments offering degrees in sociology). Findings indicated that the diversity and overall volume of instructional computing continue to rise within the discipline of sociology. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Higher Education, Sociology, State of the Art Reviews
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Lengermann, Patricia M.; Wallace, Ruth A. – Teaching Sociology, 1981
Describes a series of techniques used by instructors in sociology courses on the college level to help students learn about and become actively involved in using classical and contemporary sociological theory. Three concepts form the basis of the approach--activity, rationality, and personal knowledge. (DB)
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Educational Needs, Higher Education, Sociology
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Goldsmid, Charles A.; Goldsmid, Paula L. – Teaching Sociology, 1980
Reviews resources made available from 1975-79 in various areas of teaching sociology (courses, instructional approaches, and curricula). Also provides a brief historical context for that work, a directory of resources on teaching sociology, and suggestions to people using or developing such resources. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational History, Educational Trends, Higher Education
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Toth, Michael A. – Teaching Sociology, 1980
Recommends how chalkboard displays of well-designed diagrams can be used in sociology courses on the college level to complement verbal lectures. Specific advantages of diagrams are that they appeal through visual imagery to the right hemisphere of the brain and encourage a nonverbal dimension to the teacher's presentation. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Diagrams, Higher Education, Sociology, Teaching Methods
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Brooks, Nancy A. – Teaching Sociology, 1980
Reports on the application of experiential learning to a college level sociology course on the social consequences of disability. The course involves traditional methods such as reading/lecture/examination and more innovative approaches such as experiential learning and directing students to manage their own learning processes. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Experiential Learning, Higher Education, Physical Disabilities
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Singleton, Royce, Jr.; Kerber, Kenneth W. – Teaching Sociology, 1980
Presents ideas for stimulating students' interest in college level sociology courses by involving students in individual v group decision making, nonverbal communication, romantic love, and ethnic stereotypes. Tips for organizing classroom demonstrations around these topics are presented. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Educational Assessment, Educational Trends, Higher Education
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