Investigating Social Problems: Using MicroCase ExplorIT, 1st Edition
- David J. Ayers Grove City College
- ISBN-10: 0534609848 | ISBN-13: 9780534609849
- 360 Pages
- © 2005 | Published
- College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $73.50
Ideal for instructors who wish to take a hands-on statistical approach to social problems. The workbook helps instructors to impart an understanding of sociological methods, concepts, and creativity in asking and answering specific questions about social reality within the context of a social problems course.
Guide to Matching Workbook Exercises to Major Social Problems Texts.
Part I: INTRODUCTION TO BASIC CONCEPTS, THEORIES, AND METHODS.
Exercise 1. Defining "Social Problems".
Exercise 2. Race and Ethnicity, Gender, and Social Class: Individual Life Experiences.
Exercise 3. Race and Ethnicity, Gender, and Social Class: Comparative Perspectives.
Part II: PROBLEMS RELATED TO SOCIAL DEVIATION.
Exercise 4. Sexual Activity and Orientation and the "Culture Wars".
Exercise 5. Alcohol and Drug Abuse.
Exercise 6. Crime and Punishment in America.
Exercise 7. Mental Health Problems.
Part III: PROBLEMS RELATED TO SOCIAL INEQUALITY.
Exercise 8. Poverty and Class Inequality.
Exercise 9. Racial and Ethnic Prejudice and Discrimination.
Exercise 10. Gender Inequality.
Exercise 11. Aging in America.
Part IV: PROBLEMS RELATED TO KEY SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS.
Exercise 12. Abusive Intimate Relationships.
Exercise 13. Population Problems.
Exercise 14. Physical Health and Health Care.
Exercise 15. Environmental Problems.
Appendix A: Student ExplorIt Reference Section.
Appendix B: Variables Names and Sources.