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Ghoshal, Raj – Teaching Sociology, 2018
This article demonstrates a method for teaching students to conduct audit studies of discrimination. The assignment can be used in courses on quantitative methods, race, gender, or other topics. Audit studies test for unequal treatment by having otherwise identical pairs of people who vary on a single trait, such as race or gender, apply for the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Research Methodology, Audits (Verification), Social Science Research
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Reid, Matt – Teaching Sociology, 2018
Over 50 years ago, Stanley Milgram and colleagues published a short article detailing an unobtrusive experimental design they called the lost-letter technique. The technique involves placing stamped, unmailed letters in a community and using the relative rate of return to infer local attitudes toward political issues and social groups.…
Descriptors: Social Science Research, Research Methodology, Sociology, Undergraduate Students
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Peyrefitte, Magali; Lazar, Gillian – Teaching Sociology, 2018
This teaching note describes the design and implementation of an activity in a 90-minute teaching session that was developed to introduce a diverse cohort of first-year criminology and sociology students to the use of documents as sources of data. This approach was contextualized in real-world research through scaffolded, student-centered tasks…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Student Centered Learning, Criminology
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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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Whitley, Cameron T.; Dietz, Thomas – Teaching Sociology, 2018
Thirty years ago, Hubert M. Blalock Jr. published an article in "Teaching Sociology" about the importance of teaching statistics. We honor Blalock's legacy by assessing how using Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk) in statistics classes can enhance student learning and increase statistical literacy among social science gradaute students. In…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Statistics, Teaching Methods, Social Science Research
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Hammer, Ricarda – Teaching Sociology, 2018
This article describes a class that draws on postcolonial insights to create a global sociological imagination. Postcolonial approaches can make visible how global connections have shaped our local environments even if these relations are not always immediately visible. Specifically, students in this class highlight how global relations, such as…
Descriptors: Student Research, Local History, Local Issues, Sociology
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Wright, Earl, II – Teaching Sociology, 2012
The Atlanta Sociological Laboratory is the moniker bestowed on scholars engaged in sociological research at Atlanta University between 1895 and 1924. Under the leadership of W. E. B. Du Bois, 1897-1914, this school made substantive yet marginalized contributions to the discipline. Its accomplishments include, but are not limited to, its…
Descriptors: Laboratories, Sociology, Colleges, Educational History
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Teixeira-Poit, Stephanie M.; Cameron, Abigail E.; Schulman, Michael D. – Teaching Sociology, 2011
How can instructors use experiential learning strategies to enhance student understanding of research ethics and responsible research conduct? In this article, the authors review literature on using experiential learning to teach research ethics and responsible research conduct. They present a three-step exercise for teaching research ethics and…
Descriptors: Social Science Research, Behavioral Objectives, Experiential Learning, Learning Strategies
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Preves, Sharon; Stephenson, Denise – Teaching Sociology, 2009
This article explores the social-psychological process of identity negotiation in collaborative teaching, using Erving Goffman's (1959) theoretical tradition of dramaturgy to analyze the classroom itself as a performance venue. A dramaturgical analysis of collaborative teaching is especially significant given this growing pedagogical trend because…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Self Concept, Teacher Role, Classroom Environment
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Wentling, Tre; Windsor, Elroi; Schilt, Kristen; Lucal, Betsy – Teaching Sociology, 2008
The recent visibility of transgender lives demonstrates the dawning of a new period in the potential to include transgender topics in sociology courses. The focus on transgender individuals, communities, and inclusive initiatives are gaining momentum on many public and private college and university campuses, awakening old and new curiosities,…
Descriptors: Gender Issues, Sex Role, Social Science Research, College Environment
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Sweet, Stephen; Mumm, Joshua; Pitt-Catsouphes, Marcie; Casey, Judith – Teaching Sociology, 2008
In 2006 and 2007, two workshops on teaching work-family courses were held at the annual meetings of the American Sociological Association. This article examines the current challenges and strategies of teaching work-family, as identified by workshop participants, and the resources that are available through the Sloan Work and Family Research…
Descriptors: Family Work Relationship, Workshops, Meetings, Professional Associations
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Persell, Caroline Hodges; Pfeiffer, Kathryn M.; Syed, Ali – Teaching Sociology, 2008
This paper arose from a larger study designed to explore what leaders in the field of sociology think are the most important goals and principles for students to understand after taking a college-level introductory course and how they teach those principles. A population of scholarly leaders in sociology was defined by various forms of peer…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Professional Associations, Sociology, Teaching Methods
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Hsiung, Ping-Chun – Teaching Sociology, 2008
Reflexivity has gained paramount status in qualitative inquiry. It is central to debates on subjectivity, objectivity, and, ultimately, the scientific foundation of social science knowledge and research. Although much work on doing reflexivity by researchers and practitioners has been published, scholars have only recently begun to explore how one…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Research Methodology, Social Sciences, Interviews
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Wills, Jeremiah B.; Atkinson, Maxine P. – Teaching Sociology, 2007
The American Institutes for Research (2006) recently reported that 20% of U.S. students graduating from four-year colleges and universities and 30% of those completing two-year degrees have quantitative literacy skills at only a basic level. Sociologists are currently working on a variety of approaches to incorporate quantitative literacy into…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Data Analysis, Research Skills, Sociology
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Singleton, Royce A., Jr. – Teaching Sociology, 2007
This paper describes a campus survey designed to enhance student learning while generating high-quality data for research and evaluation. Students enrolled in a research methods course pretest a draft interview schedule and interview randomly selected students; then, drawing on their interview experience, they write a paper that addresses…
Descriptors: Student Research, Research Methodology, Social Indicators, Teacher Role
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