Investigating Social Problems: Using MicroCase ExplorIT

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9780534609849: Investigating Social Problems: Using MicroCase ExplorIT

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.

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David Ayers grew up in Washington D.C., Athens, Greece, and Frankfurt, Germany. He received his Ph.D. from New York University, his MA from American University, and his BA from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. He is currently Professor of Sociology, Chairperson of the Department of Sociology, and Assistant Dean of the Calderwood School of Arts and Letters at Grove City College. Dr. Ayers' research experience includes serving as Special Research Affiliate at the Office of Policy Studies, Department of Housing and Urban Development, as well as medical cost containment studies and other corporate research and writing projects for numerous companies. The latter work included authoring a complete K-11 environmental educational curriculum for Anhauser-Busch/Seaworld with his wife Kathleen, entitled Kids Can Change the World. He is author of EXPERIENCING SOCIAL RESEARCH: AN INTRODUCTION USING MICROCASE, and also of the test bank and instructor's manual for Rodney Stark's SOCIOLOGY, 9th Edition.


Guide to Matching Workbook Exercises to Major Social Problems Texts. Getting Started. 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.

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David J. Ayers
Editorial: Cengage Learning (2004)
ISBN 10: 0534609848 ISBN 13: 9780534609849
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