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Lloyd Sealy Library
John Jay College of Criminal Justice

OER AT JOHN JAY COLLEGE

OER Course Conversion Projects

OER for SSC 325

Research Methods in Criminology and Sociology

 

 

This course does not require the student to purchase textbooks. The textbooks used are open source and available for free (click on the title links below):

 

                                        COURSE SCHEDULE

WEEK

TOPIC

TEXTBOOK CHAPTERS / ASSIGNMENTS

#1

Introduction to Research Methods

  • Introductions/Index Card
  • Syllabus: Introductions
  • Writing Assignment #1
  • Quiz #1
  • Open Textbooks and Materials

#2

  • Assignment #1
  • Electronic Quiz #1
  • All future assignments will be posted on Blackboard along with the Due Date  

Blackstone, Principles of Sociological Inquiry

  • Chapter 1: Introduction to Research Methods
  • Chapter 2: Linking Methods with Theory
  • Complete Writing Assignment #1 and Quiz #1

#3

Selected Readings, Topics and Terms

Blackstone, Principles of Sociological Inquiry

  • Chapter 3: Research Ethics
  • Chapter 4: Beginning a Research Project

#4

Selected Readings, Topics and Terms

Blackstone, Principles of Sociological Inquiry 

  • Chapter 5: Research Design
  • Chapter 6: Defining & Measuring Concepts

#5

Selected Readings, Topics and Terms

Blackstone, Principles of Sociological Inquiry 

  • Chapter 7: Sampling
  • Chapter 8: Survey Research: A Quantitative Technique

#6

Selected Readings, Topics and Terms

Blackstone, Principles of Sociological Inquiry 

  • Chapter 9: Interviews: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches
  • Chapter 10: Final Research: Qualitative Techniques

#7

Critique - Draft Proposal

One-on-One Analysis with Professor

#8

Critique - Draft Proposal

One-on-One Analysis with Professor

#9

Selected Readings, Topics and Terms

Blackstone, Principles of Sociological Inquiry 

  • Chapter 11: Unobtrusive Research

  • Chapter 12: Other Methods of Data Collection and Analysis   

#10

Digication ePortfolio Training

Computer Lab

#11

Open

Open

#12

Selected Readings, Topics and Terms

Blackstone, Principles of Sociological Inquiry

  • Chapter 13: Sharing Your Work: Preparing Your Proposal as a Draft for Senior Seminar, Graduate School and/or Employment

  • Chapter 14: Reading and Understanding Social Research

#13

Research Proposal Presentations

#14

Research Proposal Presentations

#15

  • Research Proposal Presentations

  • Last Day of Class

  • Research Proposal Due