Sociology | Topical Seminar, Topic: Social Interaction and Social Structure
S700 | 10435 | Corsaro

S700 Topical Seminar I (3CR) Spring 2009
Topic: Social Interaction and Social Structure
10435     11:15AM-1:10PM     M
This course is intended for students working on a research project
in social interaction and social structure, broadly conceived. When
they enroll in the course, students are expected to have in mind a
project in this area that can be completed over the course of the
semester. The product of the course is a paper suitable for
submission to a professional journal or meeting. The course will be
run as a workshop in the practicalities of doing research, writing
up the results, and publishing. Issues related to study design,
sampling, measurement, methods of data analysis, interpretation, and
writing, as these apply to the specific projects being worked on,
will be discussed each week. Readings, apart from those in the
literature being drawn upon in each project, will be minimal. The
research products will be presented to the class at the end of the
semester.   There is one required book for the course:

Howard S. Becker, Writing for the Social Sciences: How to Start and
Finish Your Thesis, Book or Article. 2nd Edition, Chicago:
University of Chicago Press, 2007.