Have students gain additional practice in constructing and presenting evidence to test and evaluate ideas. (That is, constructing and interpreting numerical tables in support of substantive conclusions)._x000D_
Have students test a deductively derived hypothesis._x000D_
Have students explore some popular notions about the explosion of teenage motherhood since the 1960s._x000D_
Have students appreciate the difference between a psychological explanation (causes are internal or individualistic) and sociological (causes are external)._x000D_
This exercise is designed for an upper-level society or women’s studies course. The exercise would seem to work best with readings or discussions of gender, family structure, social stratification and life chances.
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“Ain’t I a Woman?” Motherhood and Status Deprivation
This activity uses a customized data set made from combining census information from 1950-1990. and guides students through data manipulation using WebCHIP software found at DataCounts!. To open WebCHIP with the dataset for the activity, please see instructions and links in the exercise documents under teaching materials. For more information on how to use WebCHIP, see the How To section on DataCounts!
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Glock, Ringer and Babbie’s “Comfort Hypothesis.”_x000D_
(See The Practice of Social Research, chapter 2, or Glock, et al., 1967, To Comfort and to Challenge, Berkeley, CA.)_x000D_