look at a chart and graph
Underemployment in College students
Year JSTOR Soc Index Social Science Full Text
2002 162 3
2003 156 4
2004 147 3
2005 149 3
2006 194 8
2007 156 11
2008 140 9
2009 156 9
2010 137 7
2011 136 12
2012 125 12
Pick one word or phrase about either the topic you are thinking about for your proposal.?
One way to measure the level of scholarly interest in a topic is to look at how many scholarly publications there are about it.?
One way to measure time is by year.???
Independent variable: Year from 2002 to 2012?
Dependent variable: Number of publications per year that use your keyword or phrase.
???What is the difference between the way the independent and dependent variables are described in the introduction and before Step 2? Why do you think they were changed?
How is JSTOR different from the other? ?What do the 153 titles in JSTOR sociology refer to?? What are some of the optional search fields in the different databases??
Independent variable: Year from 2002 to 2012?Dependent variable: Number of English language journal articles published per year in peer-reviewed sociology journals that use your keyword or phrase in the title, abstract or full text.????How is the dependent variable different than the earlier versions? Why would we make these changes??Do we actually have to read the articles when collecting the data for this lab?
Are your two columns of data the same? If not, how do they differ?
Look carefully at your graph.
Overall, what does the graph show?
For example, was the number of articles increasing, decreasing or steady?
Did the two databases have similar or different results?
Remember that reliability means consistency.??How reliable do you think this data collection method is? If two different people followed the same instructions and chose the same word or phrase, do you think they would get the same results? Why?
Remember that validity means how well we are doing at measuring what we intend to measure.??How valid do you think this data collection method is? That is, how well do you think this method does at measuring the level of scholarly interest in your topic?
What additional information or kinds of information would be useful to better understand this data? ??How would you improve this study?
Soon you will be working on a preliminary bibliography of scholarly sources for your proposal. ??Did you learn anything in this lab (including the thinking questions) that might help you when you start searching for sources? What are some useful take away points from this lab?