Category Archives: Sociology

Lash on is an African-American student who believes that intelligence is fixed. Persuading him that intelligence is malleable may make him less prejudiced against out group members.

QUESTION 7 Research on age and stereotype suppression indicates that O younger individuals have less success with stereotype suppression than older individuals. O younger and older individuals are equally successful at suppressing stereotypes. older individuals have less success with stereotype suppression than younger individuals. older people are more successful at stereotype suppression than younger individuals.

 

QUESTION 8 Lash on is an African-American student who believes that intelligence is fixed. Persuading him that intelligence is malleable may make him less prejudiced against out group members. decrease his tendency to experience stereotype threat. reduce his performance on an academic task. increase the probability of him dropping out of school.

 

QUESTION 9 Shortly after 9/11/01, even though a bitterly contested election had recently occurred, many Americans put aside their….

Civil Rights Movement

Finally, a brief word about Final Projects, which we will discuss more extensively in class this week and next.

Your Final Project may address any aspect of the Civil Rights Movement and/or contemporary organizing using anygenre and any tools. This means that you may write a research essay (1,500 words or more); create music; explore artistic expression; produce a podcast; conduct interviews; make a video; reflect on anything that you feel is connected to the material; write about the present through the lens of the past; create a zine; talk about your own organizing and lessons/tools to share; whatever else.

You may explore something related to your major concentration, or try something new. You may work alone or with others in the course, depending on your interests.

 

Think of this project….

Which stakeholders were represented in your project/study?

Criteria questions to ascertain the use of practice development as a complex intervention and its processes. Options for these criteria questions have not been included here, neither have the outcome and impact questions (Manley & Hardy, 2012).

Inclusion criteria: identifying practice development projects/initiatives

(a) Collaboration, inclusion, participation (CIP principles)

(i) Which stakeholders were represented in your project/study?

(ii) How were stakeholders engaged in your project/study?

(b) Ethics

(i) What ethical processes were used with stakeholders/participants in your project/study?

(c) Shared ownership/vision

(i) How did you develop shared ownership and a shared vision for your project/study?

(d) Facilitation

(i) Who were the project facilitators?

(ii) What approach to facilitation was used?

(e) Evaluation

(i) How was the project/study evaluated?

Which stakeholders were represented in your project/study?

riteria questions to ascertain the use of practice development as a complex intervention and its processes. Options for these criteria questions have not been included here, neither have the outcome and impact questions (Manley & Hardy, 2012).

Inclusion criteria: identifying practice development projects/initiatives

(a) Collaboration, inclusion, participation (CIP principles)

(i) Which stakeholders were represented in your project/study?

(ii) How were stakeholders engaged in your project/study?

(b) Ethics

(i) What ethical processes were used with stakeholders/participants in your project/study?

(c) Shared ownership/vision

(i) How did you develop shared ownership and a shared vision for your project/study?

(d) Facilitation

(i) Who were the project facilitators?

(ii) What approach to facilitation was used?

(e) Evaluation

(i) How was the project/study evaluated?

Which of the following factors is a likely cause of revolutions or civil wars?  

1. Which of the following factors is a likely cause of revolutions or civil wars?

a.       A weak or failed state

b.      An authoritarian government that ignores major demands from citizens

c.       The availability of strong opposition leaders

d.      All of the above

2. Primordial explanations of ethnic confl ict suggest that

a.       ethnic leaders instigate hostilities to serve their own interests

b.      people become hostile when they blame their frustration with economic hardship on competing ethnic groups

c.       ancient hatreds compel ethnic groups to continue fi ghting

d.      None of the above

Discuss how you might conduct field research if researching the play patterns of children at home and in school.

1.       Discuss how you might conduct field research if researching the play patterns of children at home and in school. What particular problems would you encounter in gathering suitable data? What ethical issues will need to be addressed?

2.       Read over the ethical codes of conduct links included in this chapter and discuss the similarities and any differences between them. Which issues are likely to be particularly relevant to your own future research, with respect to both completing your programme of studies and in your future career?

3.       Review a suitable journal article (related to your own area of expertise) in terms of the ethical issues addressed by the researcher. What other ethical issues might the researcher consider?

Which of the research approaches outlined in this chapter would be suitable for the following research topics?

Which of the research approaches outlined in this chapter would be suitable for the following research topics? 1. Measuring the success of stock market forecasts 2. Identifying factors affecting the development of small businesses 3. Measuring the suitability of partners for outsourcing 4. Identifying the best method of recruitment 5. Designing and evaluating training programmes 6. Measuring the motivation and happiness of employees Give reasons for your answers and discuss any practical problems you may encounter with your chosen research approach.

Discuss the merits of the following passage. In a study of alienation, Hang (1994) found that 500 males in his sample felt very alienated.

1.       The model formulated to describe the relationship between monthly sales of product X and prices, incomes and advertising expenditure seems perfectly reasonable. Give reasons why you would not expect this model to be a particularly good predictor of monthly sales of product X.

2.       What problems might you encounter in: (a) Providing a definition for the above variables. (b) Gathering appropriate data on the above variables.

3.       Discuss the merits of the following passage. In a study of alienation, Hang (1994) found that 500 males in his sample felt very alienated. Jones and Jeffery (1996) found alienation most severe amongst elderly people. The 1950 study by Clark supported the work of Jones and Jeffery. Zo and Qi (1998) have determined the factors which result in high alienation….

Design a data collection form to allow observation of workers’ behaviour in an open plan office. 

1.       Critically review the two versions of the journal article by Adams and Raeside (2001) on pages 67–70

2.       Provide an example of a cross-sectional study that you are familiar with. How do you think the researchers attempt to make the study representative?

3.       Give an example of a longitudinal study that you would wish to carry out. What particular problems might you encounter?

4.       Design a data collection form to allow observation of workers’ behaviour in an open plan office.  Design a data collection form to allow observation of sales staff interactions with customers.  Design a data collection form to allow observation of employees in a restaurant.

Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of using surveys, case studies, and observation to gather primary information

1.       Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of using surveys, case studies, and observation to gather primary information

2.       Compile a list of the format of secondary data that physically exist at your nearest library. Comment on the usefulness of each format in terms of your own area of research.

3.       Identify a recent journal article written by an academic or researcher. Note all the references used in this particular article and use a catalogue or search engine to locate them.  What proportion of them can you obtain from your own library?  What proportion can you obtain by downloading from an Internet site?  What proportion can you not find any reference to, or would be prohibitive to obtain?