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Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab Executive Training: Evaluating Social Programs 2011, Spring 2011
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This five-day program on evaluating social programs will provide a thorough understanding of randomized evaluations and pragmatic step-by-step training for conducting one's own evaluation. While the course focuses on randomized evaluations, many of the topics, such as measuring outcomes and dealing with threats to the validity of an evaluation, are relevant for other methodologies. About the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab J-PAL's goal is to reduce poverty by ensuring that policy is based on scientific evidence. Every day, evidence generated by J-PAL researchers is influencing policy and improving lives, sometimes very directly - for example through the scale-up of effective programs- but also in less direct but equally important ways. To date, our evidence has helped improve the lives of at least 30 million people around the world through the scale-up of highly effective policies and programs. By 2013, J-PAL aims to have positively impacted 100 million lives.

Subject:
Sociology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Banerjee, Abhijit
Duflo, Esther
Glennerster, Rachel
Altruism: A Data-Driven Learning Guide
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Prosocial behavior is a term used by social psychologists to refer to a broad category of actions that are considered to be beneficial to others and to have positive social consequences. One type of prosocial behavior is altruism--helping that is intended to provide aid to someone else with no expectations of getting something in return.The goal of this exercise is to explore some of the factors that may influence altruistic behavior. Crosstabulation will be used.

Subject:
Sociology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachingWithData.org
Provider Set:
TeachingWithData.org
Author:
ICPSR
Amber's Secret
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This problem-based case focuses on the female menstrual cycle and early stages of pregnancy of an unwed teenager. Working in small groups, students identify the learning issues for each part of the story and research answers to their questions. They are then given more of the case to evaluate. The cycle of analysis, information seeking, and sharing is repeated for each stage of the case. The case can be used in numerous settings including general health, biology, and sociology classes or in more specialized courses such as physiology, endocrinology, nursing, medicine, human development, social services, or counseling.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Life Science
Anatomy/Physiology
Sociology
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
Provider Set:
Case Study Collection
Author:
Clyde Freeman Herreid
Lisa Marie Rubin
American Identity and Immigrant Resentment: A Data-Driven Learning Guide
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The goal of this exercise is to explore the relationship between social identity and attitudes toward out-group members. Frequency distributions, crosstabulations, correlations, and multiple regression will be used.

Subject:
Sociology
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
TeachingWithData.org
Provider Set:
TeachingWithData.org
Author:
ICPSR
American Soap Operas, Spring 2008
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The television landscape has changed drastically in the past few years; nowhere is this more prevalent than in the American daytime serial drama, one of the oldest forms of television content. This class examines the history of these "soap operas" and their audiences by focusing on the production, consumption, and media texts of soaps. The class will include discussions of what makes soap operas a unique form, the history of the genre, current experimentation with transmedia storytelling, the online fan community, and comparisons between daytime dramas and primetime serials from 24 to Friday Night Lights, through a study of Procter & Gamble's As the World Turns.

Subject:
Sociology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Ford, Samuel
Artificial Sanity: A Case Study for a Class in Introductory Psychology
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Using the story of death row inmate Charles Singleton, who developed paranoid schizophrenia while in prison awaiting execution, this case study explores the relationship between a society's concept of mental illness and its treatment of people who are mentally ill. Students are asked to identify the model of mental illness assumed by each of the lawyers in the case and to explain the implications of that model in terms of the defendant's rights and responsibilities.

Subject:
Psychology
Sociology
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
Provider Set:
Case Study Collection
Author:
Sheila OĽË_Brien Quinn
Ayiti: The Cost of Life
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Help the Guinard family struggle to make ends meet and get ahead in their poverty-stricken homeland, Haiti. In this sometimes tragic and always challenging simulation game, you help the parents, Jean and Marie, and their children, Patrick, Jacqueline, and Yves, make decisions about work, education, community building, personal purchases, and health care that might brighten their future. Includes lesson plans for teachers.

Subject:
World Cultures
Sociology
Material Type:
Game
Provider:
TakingITGlobal
Provider Set:
TakingITGlobal TIGed Activities
Bedfordshire Mencap
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This unit enables you to hear some of the founding members of the Bedfordshire Mencap organisation talk about how the organisation was established and the wide range of support services it offers. The work that individuals exerted to promote change is a s

Subject:
Sociology
Material Type:
Lecture
Reading
Syllabus
Provider:
The Open University
Provider Set:
Open University OpenLearn
Biofísica Ambiental do Semiárido: Quadro Paradidático - Environmental Biophysics of Semi-arid: Classroom Poster
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O quadro paradidático apresenta de forma contextualizada, para o Semiárido, os conceitos das variáveis Biofísicas Ambientais, que atuam principalmente no ciclo da água. Uma atividade lúdica e um sistema emergencial de potabilidade da água também são apresentados para que professores e líderes comunitários possam sociointeragir com alunos e comunidade em geral. Esse quadro paradidático é um produto técnico referente ao Mestrado Profissional em Rede Nacional para Ensino das Ciências Ambientais (ProfCiamb).

The para-didactic poster presents in a contextualized way the concepts of the Environmental Biophysical variables, which mainly work in the water cycle in the Semiarid. A playful activity and an emergency water potability system are also presented so that teachers and community leaders can partner with students and the community in general. This para-didactic poster is a technical product referring to the Professional Master in National Network for Teaching of the Environmental Sciences (ProfCiamb).

Subject:
Environmental Science
Information Science
Graphic Arts
Environmental Studies
Education
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Measurement and Data
Atmospheric Science
Physics
Sociology
Material Type:
Case Study
Diagram/Illustration
Lecture Notes
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Student Guide
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Carla Valéria de Miranda Costa Duarte
Clodoaldo de Lima
Otacilio Antunes Santana
Raquel Bernardo de Melo
The Biopsychosocial Model of Health and Illness
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Aims to define the biopsychosocial model, explicate its implications in healthcare, characterize the nature of past and present perceptions of health and what factors influenced change, delineate the position of health psychology in different environments, and reveal the methods used to study biopsychosocial interactions.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Psychology
Sociology
Material Type:
Reading
Syllabus
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
Connexions
Author:
Dr. Shaheen E Lakhan
The Boycott, Then and Now
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The boycott is one of the most powerful, time-tested tactics that social movements have at their disposal. History offers many examples of people joining together to exercise their power as consumers in support of movements for social justice, civil rights, and workers' rights. By calling for people to not spend their money on a target good or service, boycotts can aid these movements by drawing on a wider base of supporters who would otherwise be unable to participate.

This lesson examines the historical development of the boycott as a tactic - with examples of its use by both progressives and conservatives - and looks at some recent boycotts that are related to hot-button political issues.

Subject:
Sociology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility
Provider Set:
Teachable Moment
Author:
Mark Engler
Calculating Divorce Rates
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This exercise from a course in family sociology asseses students' ability to interpret divorce rates from provided spreadsheet data and to critically analyze three articles that use divorce rates in their content.

Subject:
Education
Economics
Sociology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Quantitative Writing (SERC)
Author:
Joseph Carroll
The Case of Desiree's Baby: The Genetics and Evolution of Skin Color
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This case is based on Kate Chopin's short story "Desiree's Baby," a tragic tale of race and gender in antebellum Louisiana first published in 1893. Students read the story and then answer a series of questions about the genetics and evolution of skin color. The case was developed for a general biology course organized around the general theme of evolution. It could also be used in anthropology and biology courses for non-majors.

Subject:
Life Science
Genetics
Anthropology
Sociology
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
Provider Set:
Case Study Collection
Author:
Patricia Schneider
Case of Maria: A Cross-Cultural Study of the Therapeutic Relationship
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This case illustrates concepts of assessment, diagnosis, and treatment within the context of a counseling relationship. Its primary purpose is to teach students about the dynamics of the therapeutic relationship, specifically that the relationship is one based on power. The case also covers depression, the diagnosis of psychological disorders, cross cultural issues in counseling, and treatment planning. It could be used in either an introductory psychology course or at a more advanced level such as in an upper-level abnormal psychology course.

Subject:
Psychology
Sociology
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
Provider Set:
Case Study Collection
Author:
Janet Morahan-Martin
Stephanie L. Brooke
Challenging the Boy Scouts of America's Anti-Gay Policy
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Student readings examine the Boy Scouts of America's policy of excluding gays, as well as efforts by scouts themselves to challenge discrimination from both inside and outside the organization.

Subject:
Sociology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility
Provider Set:
Teachable Moment
Author:
Mark Engler