Social Studies 306
Applied Methods: Quantitative Approaches
Instructor: Paul Gingrich, CL 217, 585-4196, firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: Tuesday, 1:00 - 2:30; Thursday, 10:30 - 12:00; or by appointment.
Class Hours: Thursday, 2:30 - 3:45, CL 435.
Lab Hours: Monday or Tuesday, 2:30 - 5:20, CL 109.
Additional lab hours as required to do survey and computer work.
Other Hours: From time to time, students will be expected to be available to administer survey questionnaires or conduct interviews. These times will be arranged by the students and the instructor later in the semester.
Web Site: http://uregina.ca/~gingrich
Texts and Reference Materials
Weekly or bi-weekly assignments 60%
Final paper 20%
The grade for participation will be based on classroom and lab participation, on helping to administer and code questionnaires, and on interviewing. This part of the grading distribution will not ordinarily be used to lower the grade - average participation in these activities will lead to a grade no different than what is obtained from the other 80% of the grading distribution.
|September 7||Introduction to surveys. Beginning a research project. Issues for student survey. GG, Ch. 1-2; Manual, Section 2, Parts I-II.|
|September 14||Introduction to the computer and SPSS. Topic areas for 1998 survey. GG, Ch. 4-5; Manual, Sections 7 and 2, Parts III and IV.|
|September 21||Analysis of 1997 student survey. Developing questions. GG, Ch. 8. Manual, Section 2, Parts IV and V.|
|September 28||Developing formats. Ethical issues. GG, Ch. 3, 9-10. Manual, Section IV.|
|October 5||Pretest of student survey. Development of other projects. GG, Ch. 7.|
|October 12||Revision of survey questionnaire. Develop interview schedules.|
|October 19||Sampling. Selection of sample. GG, Ch. 12-13. Manual, Section 2, Part VII and Section 3.|
|October 26||Sampling. Administer student survey. GG, Ch. 11.|
|November 2 & 9||Administer student survey. Code and enter data. Analysis of survey data. Interviews. GG, Ch. 6, 14. Manual, Section 2, Part VIII, Section 5.|
|November 16 & 23||Analysis of survey data. Interviews. GG, Ch. 15.|
|November 30||Report on student survey. Complete projects. Manual, Section 1.|
Final paper due on December 16.