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Class Discussion Topics for early in the semester: Approaching assignments
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Hofmeister, Heather. 2010. “Class Discussion Topics for Early in the Semester: Approaching Assignments”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, April. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


The idea behind this exercise is to help students think about scientific articles not as "literature" to be passively consumed uncritically but as "recipes" for discovering things. Many empirical articles are written, ideally, so that the scientific readership could at least hope to reproduce the findings. In this way, the article is like a recipe, and...

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Aging/Social Gerontology
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