Definition, theories of Donald Campbell, effectiveness in dealing with social problems, principles, Internet, models. Annotated Bibliography.
A CONSIDERATION OF DONALD T. CAMPBELL Introduction When Donald T. Campbell died in 1996, he was widely eulogized in a number of diverse... more
A CONSIDERATION OF DONALD T. CAMPBELL Introduction When Donald T. Campbell died in 1996, he was widely eulogized in a number of diverse publications, and each of the acknowledgments emphasized the catholicity of his work. (His range of topics is seen in the annotated bibliography at the conclusion of this essay.) Particularly germane to this class project is the fact that Campbell was one of the first scholars to recognize that program evaluation had to be considered as a systems process, and that the system must be first understood. All of Campbell=s body of work (including some 250 widely-quoted and emulated articles) suggest that man=s attempts at classification and codification represent one point on a continuum that shows man=s attempt to make sense of
Analyzes her sociological ideas, focusing on program & policy evaluation. Methodology, influences, feminism, ideology, major works, community initiatives, school reform, more.
A Critical Evaluation of the Work of Carol Weiss
Introduction There has been enormous change in the social sciences during the past... more
A Critical Evaluation of the Work of Carol Weiss
Introduction There has been enormous change in the social sciences during the past few decades, particularly in respect to acceptable research methods and understandings of social reality. The knowledge claims of social science have come under attack from feminists and minority groups who contend that these knowledge claims have most often represented the social reality of a limited minority group of white, elite males. This has brought under discussion the relationship between empirical and normative aspects of inquiry practices and created a problem of evaluation in social inquiry (Schwandt, 1997).
Assesses two theories & applies them to socioeconomic stratification & impact of race, ethnicity & gender in U.S.
This research will examine the ability of Marxian and Weberian conceptions of class to explain patterns of socioeconomic stratification in the U.S.,... more
This research will examine the ability of Marxian and Weberian conceptions of class to explain patterns of socioeconomic stratification in the U.S., with reference to the roles and interplay of race, ethnicity, and gender in shaping patterns of class stratification in the U.S. The research will set forth the conceptions of class held by Marx and Weber, respectively, and then discuss how each theorist's view of class accounts for social and economic divisions within the American social structure. Marxian ideology holds that throughout history there has been a constant struggle, manifested in interclass struggle, between individual experience and social structures that shape that experience: "The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles" (Marx, Manifesto 50). The strug
Compares social theories & applies them to social inequalities, sterotypes, discrimination & socialization.
The purpose of this research is to assess the relative merits of functionalism versus conflict theory according as each theory explains the historical... more
The purpose of this research is to assess the relative merits of functionalism versus conflict theory according as each theory explains the historical emergence and maintenance of social inequalities based on race, ethnicity, or gender in the U.S. The plan of the research will be to set forth the principal tenets of each theory of sociology and then to discuss, with reference to concrete examples, how each theory appears to explain prejudicial stereotypes, personal and institutional discrimination, and pervasive patterns of socialization. Even the most superficial look at the field of sociology reveals that various "schools" of sociological thought, method, and theory appear to be associated with one or more specific core theorists whose writings define the principal bases on which1 social analysis will take place. In the case of functionalism theor
Applies theories to organizational change, re-engineering, govt. vs. private sector, resistance, forward & backward mapping, integrated change strategy.
PRINCIPLES OF SOCIETAL DEVELOPMENT: APPLICATIONS OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT THEORY IN ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT-A DEPTH ANALYSIS Introductionmore
PRINCIPLES OF SOCIETAL DEVELOPMENT: APPLICATIONS OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT THEORY IN ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT-A DEPTH ANALYSIS Introduction This research constitutes the depth component of the analysis of the principles of societal development. Applications of social development theory in organizational management provides the general focus of this depth analysis, with the specific focus of the analysis on the management of organizational change. Contrasting Contemporary Assumptions Relative to the Management of Organizational Change With Earlier Assumptions The earlier contributors considered in this comparison are Woodrow Wilson, Fredrick Taylor, Max Weber, and Mary Follett. The
Examines group theory & personal experience of writer as ethnic group member in U.S. Class, language, attribution error, assimilation.
FOREIGN VISITOR Everyone belongs to certain collective groups in society and is identified by membership in these groups. These groupings can be... more
FOREIGN VISITOR Everyone belongs to certain collective groups in society and is identified by membership in these groups. These groupings can be seen as different according to the level of interaction between member and the nature of those characteristics that make people members. Social groups have different standing in different societies as well. An individual might find him or herself in a different position if they moved from one society to another even though they wold not change their role or group affiliations. I myself have moved from one society to another and can see how different social groups have different meanings in my home society and where I am now attending college.
Individuals belong in certain groupings because they have something in common with other members of that group. Social
Examines theory & conflict between Third World nations' local cultures & autonomy & benefits of economic globalization.
CULTURAL LOCAL HERITAGE VERSUS GLOBALIZATION INTEREST Abstract Literature was reviewed in relation to the dichotomy between conflicting... more
CULTURAL LOCAL HERITAGE VERSUS GLOBALIZATION INTEREST Abstract Literature was reviewed in relation to the dichotomy between conflicting desires of peoples in Third World nations to retain cultural local heritage and to participate in and benefit from the process of economic globalization. Preliminary investigation indicates that it is not the process of globalization that represents the greatest threat to cultural national heritage so much as it is the structures that powerful actors are attempting to use to shape the process. Introduction This research reviews literature relevant to the issue of cultural local heritage versus globalization interest. The literature review is intended to support an epistemological study
Examines social bases of problem in contexts of structural functionalisn, conflict theory & symbolic interactionism.
HOMELESSNESS WITHIN THE CONTEXTS OF STRUCTURAL FUNCTIONALISM, CONFLICT THEORY, & SYMBOLIC INTERACTIONISM Introduction This research... more
HOMELESSNESS WITHIN THE CONTEXTS OF STRUCTURAL FUNCTIONALISM, CONFLICT THEORY, & SYMBOLIC INTERACTIONISM Introduction This research considers the issue of homelessness in American society within the context of three sociological paradigms. These paradigms are (1) structural functionalism, (2) conflict, and (3) symbolic interactionism. Homelessness in the United States Since 1980, the homeless have been emerging rapidly as a new segment of the underclass in the United States. This shift towards homelessness is, according to some observers, the direct result of reductions in federal funding for low-income housing (Fox and Roth 141). Both the number and the demographic composition of the
Examines provisions, implementation & effects of welfare reform, including its impact on out-of-wedlock births & abortions in New Jersey.
WELFARE REFORM IN NEW JERSEY & OUT-OF-WEDLOCK BRITHS/ABORTION Introduction This research examines the implementation of welfare reform in... more
WELFARE REFORM IN NEW JERSEY & OUT-OF-WEDLOCK BRITHS/ABORTION Introduction This research examines the implementation of welfare reform in New Jersey in the wake of the enactment of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act, the welfare reform law, at the federal level of government. A specific focus of this examination is the effect that welfare reform in New Jersey has had on the rates of out-of-wedlock births and abortions in the state. Implementation of Welfare Reform Substantive welfare reform was a contentious political issue in the United States from the day of the election of President Clinton in 1992 (Minow & Weissbourd, 1993) through 1996, when a welfare reform law was enacted (Riccio & Hasenfeld,