Request an application form for undertaking research in prisons from the Prison Service. Select one of the following projects and try to complete the form: the nature and extent of….
What are the strengths and weaknesses of this study?
Analyze a quantitative research report: Stanley Lieberson, Susan Dumais, and Shyon Baumann, “The Instability of Androgynous Names: The Symbolic Maintenance of Gender Boundaries,” American Journal of Sociology 105, no. 5 (March 2000): 1249 (can be accessed in print or online through InfoTrac College Edition, for example). Use the following questions as your guide:
a. What are the theoretical underpinnings of the study?
b. How are some of the key variables such as androgynous, racial, and gender segregation conceptualized and operationalized?
c. What data is this research based on?
d. What did the authors find?
e. What are the strengths and weaknesses of this study?