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Condron, Dennis J.; Becker, Jacob H.; Bzhetaj, Linda – Teaching Sociology, 2018
To what extent, and why, do social science undergraduates experience anxiety about taking statistics courses? Despite holding assumptions of rampant statistics anxiety among students, sociologists have conducted few empirical studies of this issue. We extend the literature by analyzing data from a survey of sociology, social work, and criminal…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Anxiety, Statistics, Social Sciences
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Wohl, Hannah; Fine, Gary Alan – Teaching Sociology, 2017
Faculty and students recognize that to succeed in graduate school, the ability to read efficiently and with comprehension is crucial. Students must be able to process information newly presented to them, even when that information seems overwhelming. Comprehending, discussing, and utilizing relevant texts are central to the production of scholars.…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Reading Comprehension, Reading Processes, Graduate Students
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Markle, Gail – Teaching Sociology, 2017
Undergraduate social science research methods courses tend to have higher than average rates of failure and withdrawal. Lack of success in these courses impedes students' progression through their degree programs and negatively impacts institutional retention and graduation rates. Grounded in adult learning theory, this mixed methods study…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Undergraduate Students, Methods Courses, Mixed Methods Research
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Pelak, Cynthia Fabrizio; Duncan, Stacey – Teaching Sociology, 2017
This article explores the use of a social science-fictional play to teach macro-structural concepts related to global capitalism and surplus labor in a small and large Introduction to Sociology course. Relying on a cross-disciplinary and critical pedagogical approach that combines theory and practice to empower students to develop a critical…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Social Sciences, Fiction, Drama
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Hauhart, Robert C.; Grahe, Jon E. – Teaching Sociology, 2010
Among the common requirements for receipt of a degree in the social sciences is the completion of a senior seminar in which a senior thesis or capstone project is produced. A number of educational goals have been proposed for this requirement: integrating the knowledge base supplied by the regular curriculum, contributing to students' future roles…
Descriptors: Seminars, Social Sciences, Psychology, Sociology
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Hoelter, Lynette F.; LeClere, Felicia B.; Pienta, Amy M.; Barlow, Rachael E.; McNally, James W. – Teaching Sociology, 2008
The focus on quantitative literacy has been increasingly outside the realm of mathematics. The social sciences are well suited to including quantitative elements throughout the curriculum but doing so can mean challenges in preparation and presentation of material for instructors and increased anxiety for students. This paper describes tools and…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Research Methodology, Learning Activities, Online Courses
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Caravello, Patti S.; Kain, Edward L.; Kuchi, Triveni; Macicak, Susan; Weiss, Gregory L. – Teaching Sociology, 2008
This paper discusses a joint project of the American Library Association and the American Sociological Association. The goal of this collaboration is to guarantee that students of sociology, particularly sociology majors, develop strong information literacy skills during their undergraduate experience. The article talks about national standards…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Sociology, Majors (Students), Information Literacy
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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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Caulfield, Susan L.; Persell, Caroline Hodges – Teaching Sociology, 2006
In this paper, we discuss ways collaborative research groups can be used and what students appear to learn about social science reasoning and quantitative literacy from such groups. Data are from field observations, pre- and post-semester surveys in both collaborative and traditional courses, end of the semester student comments, and student work…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Thinking Skills, Logical Thinking, Social Sciences
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Tan, JooEan; Ko, Yiu-Chung – Teaching Sociology, 2004
Observation is an important component of data collection that forms the basis of a great deal of qualitative research and is also a building block for theorizing in sociology. This dimension of social science research is perhaps the most difficult to teach because there are no fixed guidelines to follow that can enable one to become an effective…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Social Science Research, Teacher Education Curriculum, Qualitative Research
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Bills, David B.; Stanley, Anthony Q. – Teaching Sociology, 2001
Explores the creation of a computer laboratory that was built for the graduate program in planning, policy, and leadership studies. Provides background information and a description of the laboratory. Discusses the training and orientation of the users, general maintenance of the laboratory, the personnel, and the maintenance costs involved. (CMK)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Benefits, Educational Practices, Financial Support
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Ammarell, Gene – Teaching Sociology, 2000
Describes the use of newsgroups in introductory cultural anthropology. Focuses on how the newsgroups were incorporated into the curriculum, the requirements involved, and grading. Discusses student responses to the newsgroups. Addresses the problems associated with using newsgroups as an instructional tool and resolutions. (CMK)
Descriptors: Anthropology, Computer Uses in Education, Course Content, Higher Education
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Zeller, Richard A. – Teaching Sociology, 1974
An example demonstrates a large number of important concepts in correlation and regression with numbers sufficiently small that the mathematics can be reasonably handled by students. (Author/KM)
Descriptors: Correlation, Multiple Regression Analysis, Research Skills, Social Sciences
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Bowker, Lee H.; Lynch, David M. – Teaching Sociology, 1984
National surveys of graduate and social science deans showed that teaching is alleged to be the primary factor in all personnel and resource allocation decisions. However, there is much less support for teaching in practice. Reasons include inadequate funding, the imperfect institutionalization of teaching support structures, and the lack of a…
Descriptors: Academic Deans, Decision Making, Educational Research, Evaluation Criteria
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Baker, Paul J.; Zey-Ferrell, Mary – Teaching Sociology, 1982
Presents a case study of six social science departments that examined the position of chairperson as a negotiator of faculty work styles (consisting of teaching, research, and service). Chairpersons' expectations are compared to faculty expectations and actual commitments. Results are explained in terms of major negotiating mechanisms available to…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Department Heads, Faculty Workload, Higher Education
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