Jammie Price
Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice
The University of North Carolina at Wilmington


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SOC 300 sUMMER 2003 
METHODS OF SociAL RESEARCH

 

Date

Topic

Reading

Lecture Notes Discussions

6/30

Introduction to Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods

Chapter 2:  Dimensions of Research

What is Sociology and Why are Research Methods Important?*

Overview of Research Methods

 

Discussion 1

7/1

Scientific Research Process; Research Questions and Hypotheses

 

Chapter 1: Science and Research  

Introduction* Discussion 2

7/2
 

Theory and Research: The Research Process

Literature Searching and Literature Reviews

Chapter 3. Theory and Research 

Chapter 4. The Meanings of Methodology

Supplemental Readings:

The Role of Theory in Research
*  

Applying Theories to Social Issues*

 
Discussion 3

7/3

Review for the Exam 1
 

 

STUDY!
The exam covers all material above.

Use the study guide created specifically for this exam.

   
7/7 Exam 1 (60 minutes)

Review Answers for Exam 1

     

7/8

Ethics 

 

Chapter 5. The Ethics and Politics of Social Research

Ethics*

UNCW Office of Sponsored Programs

American Sociological Association Code of Ethics

Informed Consent Forms (look under Human Subjects Approval)

Comparing the Ethical Codes of Social Science Organizations 

 

Discussion 4

7/9

Experiments  

 

Chapter 9. Experimental Research

Experiments* Discussion 5

7/10

Surveys

 

Chapter 10. Survey Research

Surveys*

 

 

Discussion 6

Survey Websites

7/14

Review for Exam 2
 

STUDY!
The exam covers all material after Exam 1.

Study Guide 2

   
7/15 Exam 2 (60 minutes)

Review Answers for Exam 2

 

     

7/16

Personal Interviews and Observation   

Chapter 13. Field Research

Personal Interviews*

Observation*

Discussion 7

7/17

Qualitative Data Analysis   

Chapter 15. Analysis of Qualitative Data

Qualitative Data Analysis*

Data Analysis2*
Discussion 8

Qualitative Data Collection Exercise 

 

7/21

Historical-Comparative

 

Chapter 14. Historical-Comparative Research

Historical Comparative Lecture Notes Discussion 9

7/22

Review for Exam 3 

STUDY!
The exam covers all material after Exam 2.

Study Guide 3

 
7/23 Exam 3 (60 minutes)

Review Answers for Exam 3

     

7/24

Existing Data (Secondary Data) 

 

Chapter 11. Secondary Analysis

Secondary Data Analysis

Data Sources

Data Entry: In class tutorial

 

Discussion 10

7/28

Measurement, Validity and Reliability 

Chapter 7. Qualitative and Quantitative Measurement

Measurement*

Survey Measurement*

Measurement2*

 

Discussion 11

7/29

Sampling  Chapter 8. Qualitative and Quantitative Sampling

Sampling*

Sampling2* (Read parts about sampling)
Discussion 12
7/30
Review for Exam 4 The exam covers all material after Exam 3.

Study Guide 4
   
7/31 Exam 4 (60 minutes)

Review Answers for Exam 4
     

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