Lecture 10: Quantitative Research Methods

In this time of Fake News and Alternative Facts, we need a standard for discerning what is real and what is not. We need ways of sorting through the Alternative Facts and getting the Factual Facts. Fortunately, that's pretty much what sociologists do every single minute of every day. 

What’s Wrong with Our Country?

LAW AND ORDER, TRUMPISM AND "US AGAINST THEM" Protests in the streets, mass shootings, police shootings, political gridlock. What in the world is wrong with our country? I hear this all the time. It's hard for a sociologist to answer. We have so many variables running through our brains, all of which we are, by training, locked... Continue Reading →

The Sociology of R2D2

ON THE STAR WARS UNIVERSE, SLAVERY AND R2D2 THE MASTERMIND! All right, so it's the end of the quarter, and thus a difficult time for me to post regularly. I've had some serious commentary on the blog lately, and have a few more serious pieces in draft form, almost ready to go. It's just been... Continue Reading →

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