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Debra Schleef University of Mary Washington. Hands-on Sociology: Teaching Quantitative Research Methods By Incorporating Ongoing Research. Quantitative Research Methods and Analysis 2 sections, 30 students 4 credit course SPSS laboratory Writing Intensive Experiential Learning.

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Debra schleef university of mary washington

Debra Schleef

University of Mary Washington

Hands-on Sociology: Teaching Quantitative Research Methods By Incorporating Ongoing Research


Sociology 364

Quantitative Research Methods and Analysis

2 sections, 30 students

4 credit course

SPSS laboratory

Writing Intensive

Experiential Learning

Sociology 364:


Latinos in dixie project

Pre-testing

Scheduling interviews / telephone

Survey sampling

Face to face interviews

Coding data

Data entry

Research reports

Latinos in dixie project


Recent community service projects

Fredericksburg Continuum of Care PIT count

United Way community needs assessment

Community service board’s drug court

Bragg Hill Family Life Center

Probation and Parole Office

First Nations Development Institute

Rappahannock Area Office on Youth

Farmers’ market vendors and customers

Recent community service projects


Portfolio assignments

First assignment – Initial Literature Review and Theoretical Model (Group, 5%) 9/23

Second Assignment – Assessment of Sample (Individual, 5%) 10/24

Third Assignment – Completion of IRB Unit and IRB Application (Group, 11/7

Fourth Assignment – Data Entry and Reliability Checks (1 page, Group, 10%) 10/15

Fifth Assignment – Rough Draft of Project Report, including data (not graded)

11/21

Final Assignment – Project Report (Group, 20%) no later than: 12/14

Portfolio Assignments


Benefits of students as researchers

For teaching / learning

For careers, graduate school

For the organizations

Benefits of students as researchers


Drawbacks of using students

Time

Student Limitations

Limitations to the Pedagogy of Survey Methodology

Limitations to Organizations

Drawbacks of using students


Concluding remarks

  • Importance of flexibility

    • TBA assignments

    • Prepare for contingencies

    • Alternative data sets (e.g., ICPSR)

    • Student frustration

Concluding remarks


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