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dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Men
dc.contributor.authorSloan, Len
dc.contributor.authorCheung, SYen
dc.contributor.authorSutton, Cen
dc.contributor.authorStevens, Sen
dc.contributor.authorRunham, Len
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-14T16:01:32Z
dc.date.available2016-07-14T16:01:32Z
dc.date.issued2016-06en
dc.identifier.issn0038-0385en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10026.1/5062
dc.description.abstract

This paper reports on a quasi-experiment in which quantitative methods (QM) are embedded within a substantive sociology module. Through measuring student attitudes before and after the intervention alongside control group comparisons, we illustrate the impact that embedding has on the student experience. Our findings are complex and even contradictory. Whilst the experimental group were less likely to be distrustful of statistics and appreciate how QM inform social research, they were also less confident about their statistical abilities, suggesting that through 'doing' quantitative sociology the experimental group are exposed to the intricacies of method and their optimism about their own abilities is challenged. We conclude that embedding QM in a single substantive module is not a 'magic bullet' and that a wider programme of content and assessment diversification across the curriculum is preferential.

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dc.format.extent435 - 452en
dc.languageengen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectembeddingen
dc.subjectpedagogyen
dc.subjectquantitative methodsen
dc.subjectquasi-experimentsen
dc.subjectteachingen
dc.titleCan't Count or Won't Count? Embedding Quantitative Methods in Substantive Sociology Curricula: A Quasi-Experiment.en
dc.typeJournal Article
plymouth.author-urlhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27330225en
plymouth.issue3en
plymouth.volume50en
plymouth.publication-statusPublisheden
plymouth.journalSociologyen
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0038038515587652en
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dc.publisher.placeEnglanden
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