Integrating Data Into the Curriculum: Qualitative Data Experience

Author(s)
Barbara Risman, North Carolina State University
Learning Goals

Skill _x000D_
After using this module, students will gain skills in:_x000D_
Learning about survey methodology and sampling methods_x000D_
Forming testable hypotheses using qualitative data_x000D_
Quantitative writing_x000D_
Translating data findings to inform decision making

Context for Use

This exercise was designed for a sociology course. Students will evaluate and analyze hypotheses using qualitative data they collect through an interview process.

Description and Teaching Materials

Exercise PDF: https://ssdan.web.itd.umich.edu/sites/default/files/Datacounts_Qualitat…

Assessment

http://www.ssdan.net/datacounts/modules_assessment.html

With this assignment, students will experience the thrill of "doing" sociology rather than just reading sociological findings.
Teaching Notes and Tips

This activity students identify variables and hypotheses about gender and family to create an interview schedule and collect their own qualitative data.

Revision History

Original Archive Module: https://ssdan.web.itd.umich.edu/sites/default/files/Datacounts_Qualitat…

References and Resources

http://www.ssdan.net/datacounts/modules/index/risman_family_index.shtml _x000D_
Coltrane, Scott. Gender and Families. AltaMira Press, 1997.