AbstractMany, if not most, sociology majors do not attend graduate or professional school after graduation (Spalter-Roth et al. 2010). Further, most sociology graduates find themselves in occupations largely unrelated to sociology (Spalter-Roth et al. 2010). As such, sociology majors are an important conduit for the spread of the sociological imagination and...
- Subject Area(s):
- Research Methods
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- College 300
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Usage NotesI teach the course in a once a week meeting that lasts nearly three hours (approximately 15 students), so it may be necessary to augment the assignment to fit other class lengths and sizes. It may also be useful to provide students with an example of strategies for finding the scholarly articles included in the news story. Further, to the extent that an...
Learning Goals and Assessments
- 1.Locate and retrieve scholarly research articles.2.Identify the research method employed in scholarly research.3.Identify the research question in a scholarly article.4.Identify the conclusions drawn by researchers vis-à-vis the research question.
- 1) Assess the first learning goal by having students submit copies of each of the scholarly articles to an electronic portal or class website.2) Assess the second learning goal by using the assignment sheet and the associated rubric.
- 3) Assess the third learning goal by using the assignment sheet and the associated rubric.4) Assess the final learning goal by using the assignment sheet and the associate rubric.
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