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Soc 102: Homework #1 Research Methods Choose one of the following questions. In 1-2 pages describe how you would go about researching the question. Using one or more of the sociological methods described in lecture, how would you systematically collect data that would give you the answer? Think about how you will define and limit the terms (for example, what age categories will you use, how would you define peer group, peer status, etc) used in the question. Who will be in your sample ? What method will you use? Flesh this out in as much detail as possible. Then list what some barriers, challenges, dilemmas, problems you might face in conducting research on this question. Upload your paper to your section CTools site by 10:00 am on January 18, 2011.
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Unformatted text preview: Be sure to indicate which question you chose! 1. Have children’s clothes become more or less gendered since 1950? 2. How do teenagers understand the racial segregation of peer groups at their high schools? 3. How do children understand “spankings” or other forms of parents’ physical punishment? 4. Does the amount of time spent in after school care programs affect children’s attitudes about school and schoolwork? 5. (How) do peer groups sanction racism, sexism, and homophobia? 6. What factors shape which toys parents buy for their children? 7. Have children’s toys become more violent since the 1950s?...
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