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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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Ciabattari, Teresa; Lowney, Kathleen S.; Monson, Renee A.; Senter, Mary Scheuer; Chin, Jeffrey – Teaching Sociology, 2018
Colleges and universities face pressures from multiple stakeholders to attend to the labor market success of their graduates. In this article, we argue that it is in the best interests of sociology students and the discipline that sociology programs respond proactively to these pressures. We encourage sociology programs to design curricula that…
Descriptors: Sociology, Majors (Students), Education Work Relationship, College Graduates
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George, Molly – Teaching Sociology, 2013
Focus group interviewing is widely used by academic and applied researchers. Given the popularity and strengths of this method, it is surprising how rarely focus group interviewing is taught in the undergraduate classroom and how few resources exist to support instructors who wish to train students to use this technique. This article fills the gap…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Interviews, Educational Research, Research Methodology
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Pfeffer, Carla A.; Rogalin, Christabel L. – Teaching Sociology, 2012
The authors provide a brief case study of a three-strategy approach for teaching undergraduate research methods that (1) incorporates active learning assignments and discussion-based learning, (2) integrates a cross-discipline and cross-method faculty guest discussion facilitators series, and (3) focuses on the challenges and rewards of conducting…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Methods Courses, Educational Strategies, Teaching Methods
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Massengill, Rebekah Peeples – Teaching Sociology, 2011
Educators agree that developing critical thinking skills is a key goal of college education. While the literature on higher-level thinking emphasizes the significance of writing for developing such skills, teachers often receive little guidance about the kinds of writing assignments that can prove most beneficial for helping students to develop…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Role of Education, Goal Orientation, Higher Education
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Bird, Sharon R.; Erickson, Karla A. – Teaching Sociology, 2010
On the basis of analysis of student responses to a case study titled "Drinks and Dinner," the authors evaluate the pedagogical potential of using constructive controversy case studies to teach about inequality. "Drinks and Dinner" is designed to capture the complexity of social interactions that defy simple solutions to engage students in…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Course Content, Case Studies, Difficulty Level
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Healey-Etten, Victoria; Sharp, Shane – Teaching Sociology, 2010
In-depth interviewing is now a common method in sociology. Although there are many potential benefits of in-depth interviewing assignments for both majors and nonmajors, few have developed tools one can use to teach this method at the first and second year, especially in substantive classes where instruction in interviewing is constrained by time…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, College Students, Interviews, Family (Sociological Unit)
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Christiansen, Lars; Fischer, Nancy – Teaching Sociology, 2010
The authors describe their experiences teaching Sustainable Cities in North America, a course on both urban sociology and urban sustainability. This course brought students to Portland, Oregon, and Vancouver, British Columbia, and then compared those cities with Minneapolis, Minnesota, on various dimensions of urban sustainability. After…
Descriptors: Travel, Foreign Countries, Sociology, Ethics
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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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Huisman, Kimberly – Teaching Sociology, 2010
The author addresses the development and implementation of a service-learning project for an undergraduate course in which students interview immigrant women, incorporate the interviewees' experiences into an analytical paper, and present the findings at the end of the semester. Students are required to use C. Wright Mills's concepts of history…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Sociology, Service Learning, Student Research
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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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Hoop, Katrina C. – Teaching Sociology, 2009
Although we may claim our students are developing a sociological imagination, it is quite another to realize this in our teaching and our students' performances. Through a professional move from teaching in Chicago to Maine, I was led to rethink how I teach the sociological imagination. I argue that if we are to teach the sociological imagination,…
Descriptors: Community Characteristics, Municipalities, Imagination, Biographies
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Wilder, Esther Isabelle – Teaching Sociology, 2009
The Integrating Data Analysis (IDA) approach to undergraduate education developed by the American Sociological Association (ASA) and the Social Science Data Analysis Network (SSDAN) has been embedded in the undergraduate sociology curriculum at Lehman College, The City University of New York (CUNY), since 2003. This study draws on student and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Numeracy, Active Learning, 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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Kain, Edward L. – Teaching Sociology, 2007
In this article I examine how the sociology major is structured at institutions of higher education in the United States. I use content analysis of college catalogs from 100 institutions to examine the sociology major at top institutions among regional and national universities and liberal arts colleges. I first examine the basic structure of…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Sociology, Content Analysis, Liberal Arts
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