SC 380

Get the Fall 2013 syllabus here!

The final “exam” project is here!

Reading Schedule!

Week 1 (Aug. 26 and 28) 

Read: Chapter 1 of Paul C. Stern and Linda Kalof, Evaluating Social Science Research

Also read Selection from Harding: Whose Science? Whose Research?

Week 2 (Sept. 2 and 4)

Read: “Conceptualization and Measurement” by Schutt

Week 3 (Sept. 9 and 11)

Read: Becker Sampling Part 1

Becker Sampling Part 2

Week 4 (September 16 and 18)

Read:  Doob & Gross, “Status of Frustrator as an inhibitor of horn-honking responses.” (this is an exemplar; it’s old, so don’t read for content; read to see what they did and how & why they did it.)

Week 5 (Sept. 23 and 25)

Read: Schutt, “Survey Research”

Week 6 (Sept 30 and Oct. 2)

Read: Schaeffer, Nora Cate and Stanley Presser. 2003. “The science of asking questions.” Annual Review of Sociology 9: 65-88

Dirk Heerwegh, 2005. “Effects of Personal Salutations in E-Mail Invitations to Participate in a Web Survey.” The Public Opinion Quarterly, Vol. 69, No. 4 (Winter, 2005), pp. 588- 598.

Week 7 (Oct. 7 and 9)

Read:  The Effects of Survey Question Wording on Rape Estimates (This is an exemplar. Read for process over content.)

Week 8 (Oct. 14 and 16)

Read: Krippendorf, selection from Content Analysis

Altheide, selection from Ethnographic Content Analysis

Week 9 (Oct. 21 and 23)

Read: Roberts, “Other Than Counting Words: A Linguistic Approach to Content Analysis.” Social Forces, Vol. 68, No. 1 (Sep., 1989), pp. 147-177

Week 10 (Oct. 28 and 30)

Read: Brown and Ferree, “Close Your Eyes and Think of England: Pro-natalism in British Print Media.” Gender & Society, 2005; 19, 5, pp. 5-24.

Week 11 (Nov. 4 and 6)

Read: Anderson & Jack, “Learning to Listen”

Week 12 (Nov. 11 and 13)

Read: Rubin & Rubin, Coding

Rubin & Rubin, Interview as Conversation

Telling It

Week 13 (Nov. 18 and 20)

Read:  “Manufacturing Motherhood: The Shadow Work of Nannies and Au Pairs” by MacDonald (exemplar)

Becker, “Persona and Authority”

Week 14 (Nov. 25)

Read:  “Sexual Involvement and Social Research in a Fat Civil Rights Organization.” Qualitative Sociology, Vol. 25, No. 4, Winter 2002, pp. 501-534

Williams Response to Goode

Saguy Response to Goode

Manning Respond to Goode

Bell Response to Goode

Week 15 (December 2 and 4)

Read: Becker, Whose Side Are We On

Shea, “Don’t Talk to the Humans” Lingua Franca, Vol. 10 No. 6, September 2000

Week 16 (December 9)

Workshop and Q&A day!

Class Slides & Assignments Below!

Methods Day 02 – The Logic & Uses of Social Research

Methods Day 03 – Learning the Lingo, Observation

Methods Day 03 – Observation Assignment Fall 13

Methods Day 04 – Operationalization & How-Tos

Methods Day 5 – Observation Assignment Calculation Slides

Methods Day 5 Fake Data Sheets for Calculation Practice

Methods Day 8 – Intro to Surveys

Methods Day 8 – Bad Survey Example

Methods Day 8 – Better Survey Example

Methods Day 09 – Sampling and Intro to Survey Assignment

Fall 2013 Survey Questionnaire Assignment here!

Methods Day 10 – Coding Questionnaire Data

Methods Day 20 – Ethnography I

Methods Lecture 21 – Ethnography 2

A Really Awesome Ethnography You Should Check Out!

Methods Day 22 – Ethnography 3

Methods Day 23 – Ethnography 4

Methods Day 24 – Ethics I

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