AbstractThis project to be completed over the course of the session gives students experience doing social research. Students choose a topic and complete a naturalistic observation, participant observation, or break a norm. They write a paper and produce a poster describing their experience. A scaffolding naturalistic observation and gallery walk assignment are...
- Subject Area(s):
- Social Psychology
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- Class Level(s):
- College 100
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Usage NotesMy class is a semester long, you can see from the requirements document the timeline for the project. I hand out the requirements after we do the naturalistic observation in class. I find the naturalistic observation is an excellent scaffolding assignment. I give very few instructions to the students as they head out on to campus during class to do the...
Learning Goals and Assessments
-Develop observational skills and become attuned to a social behavior
-Learn about the social research process
-Present results in a concise manner
-Reflect on their research and identify areas for improvement in their own and others’ projects
- Summary of observations and questions in the naturalistic observation assignment; adherence to the outlined set of assignments;
- presentation of results on the poster; and reflection on research in the paper and the gallery walk assignment.