Web Exercises

1. Check your library’s online holdings to see if it subscribes to the online version of the Annual Review of Sociology. If it does, go to that site and search for articles that use qualitative methods as the primary method of gathering data on any one of the following subjects: child development/socialization; gender/sex roles; aging/gerontology. Enter “Qualitative AND Methods” in the subject field to begin this search. Review at least five articles, and report on the specific method of field research used in each.

2. Go to the QualPage site at https://qualpage.com/ and check out the resources listed. What information is provided regarding qualitative research, what kinds of qualitative projects are being published, and what purposes are specific qualitative methods being used for?

3. You have been asked to do field research on the World Wide Web’s impact on the socialization of children in today’s world. The first part of the project involves your writing a compare and contrast report on the differences between how you and your generation were socialized as children and the way children today are being socialized. Collect your data by surfing the web “as if you were a kid.” The web is your field, and you are the field researcher.