Research Education in Sociology Curricula

Learning Outcomes
Research Methods
Research Projects
Library Use
Assessment


Learning Outcomes

American Sociological Association, with Association of American Colleges. Liberal Learning and the Sociology Major: A Report to the Profession. Washington, DC: American Sociological Association, 1991.

Eberts, Paul et al. Liberal Learning and the Sociology Major. Washington, DC: American Sociological Association, 1990.

Hartmann, David J. "Microcomputers and Curricular Objectives in Applied Undergraduate Training." Teaching Sociology 19 no. 1 (January 1991) 54-61.

Hazzard, John W. "Student Competencies and the Goals of the Undergraduate Curriculum: A Response to Theodore Wagenaar, TS, January 1991." Teaching Sociology 19 no. 4 (October 1991) 532.

Howery, Carla B. "Promoting Undergraduate Research in Sociology." Washington, DC: Project Kaleidoscope.

Jenkins, Richard. "Social Skills, Social Research Skills, Sociological Skills: Teaching Reflexivity?" Teaching Sociology 23 no. 1 (January 1995) 16-27.

Kain, Edward L. "Building the Sociological Imagination through a Cumulative Curriculum: Professional Socialization in Sociology." Teaching Sociology 27 no. 1 (January 1999) 1-16.

Keith, Bruce. "Taking Stock of the Discipline: Some Reflections on the State of American Sociology." The American Sociologist 31 no. 1 (Spring 2000) 5-14.

Keith, Bruce and Helen A. Moore. "Training Sociologists: An Assessment of Professional Socialization and the Emergence of Career Aspirations." Teaching Sociology 23 no. 3 (July 1995) 199-214.

McKinney, Kathleen, Carla B. Howery et al. Liberal Learning and the Sociology Major Updated: Meeting the Challenge of Teaching Sociology in the Twenty-First Century A Report of the ASA Task Force on the Undergraduate Major. Washington, DC: American Sociological Association, 2004.

Sharkey, Stephen R. "An Approach to Organizing the Undergraduate Social Science Major around Learning Outcomes." Teaching Sociology 18 no. 4 (October 1990) 472-481.

Wagenaar, Theodore C. "Goals for the Discipline?" Teaching Sociology 19 no. 1 (January 1991) 92-95.

Zingraff, Rhonda, William Camp, et al. Final Report of the Task Force on the Articulation of Sociology in Two-Year and Four-Year Sociology Programs. Washington, DC: American Sociological Association, 2005.


Research Methods

Booth, David B. "Studying Research Methods by Examining Changing Research Strategies." Teaching Sociology 11 no. 1 (January 1982) 205-212.

Bridges, George S. et al. "Teaching Quantitative Research Methods: A Quasi-Experimental Analysis." Teaching Sociology 26 no. 1 (January 1998) 14-28.

Bruton, Brent T. and Sue R. Crull. "Harnessing the Pedagogical Monster: Using Research in Teaching Large Classes." Teaching Sociology 8 no. 1 (October 1980) 79-86.

Charmaz, Kathy. "Translating Graduate Qualitative Methods into Undergraduate Teaching: Intensive Interviewing as a Case Example." Teaching Sociology 19 no. 3 (July 1991) 384-395.

Crawford, Isaiah et al. "The Use of Research Participation for Mentoring Prospective Minority Graduate Students." Teaching Sociology 24 no. 3 (July 1996) 256-263.

Filinson, Rachel, and Darek Niklas. "The Research Critique Approach to Educating Sociology Students." Teaching Sociology 20 no. 2 (April 1992) 129-134.

Johnson, Margaret A. and Gary Steward, Jr. "Integrating Research Methods into Substantive Courses: A Class Project to Identify Social Backgrounds of Political Elites." Teaching Sociology 25 no. 2 (April 1997) 168-175.

Judkins, Bennett M. and Carl M. Hand. "The Changing Nature of Sociological Inquiry: A Review of Research Methods Textbooks." Teaching Sociology 22 no. 1 (January 1994) 105-117.

Kain, Edward L. "Using a Research Team and Microcomputers to Teach Basic Sociological Principles." Teaching Sociology 15 no. 2 (April 1987) 136-143.

Kain, Edward L., Emily Buchanan, and Rob Mack. "Institutional Research as a Context for Teaching Methodological Skills." Teaching Sociology 29 no. 1 (January 2001) 9-22.

Keating, Barbara. "Using Staged Assignments as Student Spotters: Learning Research Methods." Teaching Sociology 19 no. 4 (October 1991) 514-517.

Longmore, Monica A., Dana Dunn, and Glen R. Jarboe. "Learning by Doing: Group Projects in Research Methods Classes." Teaching Sociology 24 no. 1 (January 1996) 84-91.

Lorenz, Frederick O. and Brent T. Bruton. "Experiments in Surveys: Linking Mass Class Questionnaires to Introductory Research Methods." Teaching Sociology 24 no. 3 (July 1996) 264-271.

Lowry, Janet Huber. "The Poster Session by Undergraduate Research Methods Students." Teaching Sociology 20 no. 4 (October 1992) 314-315.

Lurie, Elinore and Beverly Ovrebo. "Using a Cooperative Classroom Climate and Experiential Learning in Teaching Evaluation Research." Teaching Sociology 23 no. 3 (July 1995) 252-258.

Markham, William T. "Research Methods in the Introductory Course: To Be or Not to Be?" Teaching Sociology 19 no. 4 (October 1991) 464-471.

Miller, Wesley. "Internships, the Liberal Arts, and Participant Observation." Teaching Sociology 18 no. 1 (January 1990) 78-82.

Ostrower, Francie. "Nonparticipant Observation as an Introduction to Qualitative Research." Teaching Sociology 26 no. 1 (January 1998) 57-61.

Ransford, H. Edward, and Gerald Butler. "Teaching Research Methods in the Social Sciences." Teaching Sociology 9 no. 3 (April 1982) 291-312.

Schutt, Russell K., Hubert M. Blalock, Jr., and Theodore C. Wagenaar. "Goals and Means for Research Methods Courses." Teaching Sociology 11 no. 3 (April 1984) 235-258.

Schutt, Russell K., Theodore C. Wagenaar, and Kevin P. Mulvey. Research Methods Courses: Syllabi, Assignments, and Projects. Washington, DC: American Sociological Association 1987.

Shapiro, Beth J. and Richard Child Hill. "Teaching Sociology Graduate Students Bibliographic Methods for Document Research." Journal of Academic Librarianship 5 no. 2 (May 1979) 75-78.

Takata, Susan R. and Wanda Leiting. "Learning by Doing: The Teaching of Sociological Research Methods." Teaching Sociology 15 no. 2 (April 1987) 144-150.

Weiss, Gregory L. "Using a Local Research Center to Enhance the Teaching of Research Methodology." Teaching Sociology 15 no. 2 (April 1987) 191-194.

Zablotsky, Diane. "Why Do I Have to Learn This If I'm Not Going to Graduate School? Teaching Research Methods in a Social Psychology of Aging Course." Educational Gerontology 27 no. 7 (September-October 2001) 609-622.

Ziner, Andrew Scott. "Theory and Research across the Sociology Curriculum: A Graphical Approach." Teaching Sociology 22 no. 1 (January 1994) 47-51.


Research Projects

Bidwell, Lee D. Millar. "Helping Students Develop a Sociological Imagination through Innovative Writing Assignments." Teaching Sociology 23 no. 4 (October 1995) 401-406.

Chandler, Theresa Mariani. "An Alternative Comprehensive Final Exam: The Integrated Paper." Teaching Sociology 25 no. 2 (April 1997) 183-186.

Kamali, Ali. "Writing a Sociological Student Term Paper: Steps and Scheduling." Teaching Sociology 19 no. 4 (October 1991) 506-509.

Misra, Joya. "Teaching Stratification: Stimulating Interest and Critical Thinking through Research Projects." Teaching Sociology 25 no. 4 (October 1997) 278-291.

Scheuble, Laurie K. and Charles L. Harper. "Creating Professional Experiences for Students: Organizing an Undergraduate Symposium." Teaching Sociology 19 no. 1 (January 1991) 74-78.

Thomas, P. Steven. "'Doing Sociology': Comment on Kamali, TS, October 1991." Teaching Sociology 20 no. 3 (July 1992) 258-259.


Library Use

Abowitz, Deborah A. "Developing Awareness and Use of Library Resources in Undergraduate Sociology: A Sample Assignment." Teaching Sociology 22 no. 1 (January 1994) 58-64. resource literacy, library use, not sociology research


Assessment

Creating an Effective Assessment Plan for the Sociology Major. 57-71 in Lowry, Janet Huber, Carla B. Howery, et al. ASA Task Force on Assessment. Assessment Template for Student Learning Goals. Washington, D.C.: American Sociological Association, 2005.

Hartmann, David J. "Program Assessment in Sociology: The Case for the Bachelor's Paper." Teaching Sociology 20 no. 2 (April 1992) 125-128.

Hohm, Charles F. and William S. Johnson. Assessing Student Learning in Sociology. 2nd ed. Washington, DC: American Sociological Association, 2001.

Sharkey, Stephen, and William S. Johnson. Assessing Undergraduate Learning in Sociology. Washington, DC: American Sociological Association, 1992.

Trepagnier, Barbara. "Teaching Sociology through Student Portfolios." Teaching Sociology 32 no. 2 (April 2004) 197-205.

Wagenaar, Theodore C. "Outcomes Assessment in Sociology: Prevalence and Impact." Teaching Sociology 30 no. 4 (October 2002) 403-413.

Weiss, Gregory L, Janet R. Cosbey et al. "Improving the Assessment of Student Learning: Advancing a Research Agenda in Sociology." Teaching Sociology 30 no. 1 (January 2002) 63-79.


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