Webinar on integrating data analysis into undergraduate courses available for viewingThe first in a series of webinars on integrating quantitative data analysis into substantive undergraduate social science courses is available for viewing.
Hosted by ICPSR and the Social Science Data Analysis Network (SSDAN), the webinar featured Dr. Jim Jones, professor emeritus of sociology at Mississippi State University. Jones discussed how he has helped students in his introductory-level courses become familiar with data analysis using U.S. census data and simple analytical tools.
Jones described how he encourages students to tap their sociological imaginations through the investigation of quantitative social data. In addition to promoting a deeper understanding of the content, students taught with these methods improve critical thinking skills and develop a greater appreciation for the social sciences. Webinar viewers will also learn how to access some of Jones' teaching materials to adapt for their own use.
A video of the presentation is available here (WMV, 44.8 MB), and the accompanying slides are available here (PPTX, 145KB).