RRR week office hours

I’ll be available for consultation about the final project or any other course related questions this week Tuesday and Thursday 12:30pm – 2pm (our regular course meeting time). My office is room 312, upstairs from the classroom. This will be in lieu of the Tuesday 4-6pm office hours.

Tuesday teach-out and office hours

Tuesday class will be meeting off campus to discuss ethics in qualitative research at Le Petit Cheval restaurant. We will be meeting at the same time class normally meets 12:30. I will cover the cost of lunch for students who show up.

I have added one more reading on the Tuskegee Syphilis Study and made the de Laine reading on ‘ethical dilemmas’ optional.

My office hours this week are canceled, but please e-mail me to schedule an alternate time if you would like to meet.

Additional reading (optional) for Thursday

In addition to the assigned Suchman and Jordan article on ‘interactional troubles in face-to-face survey interviews’ I’ve uploaded comments that were published along with this piece in the Journal of the American Statistical Association. Some of these comments explain and defend survey research against the validity concerns posed by Suchman and Jordan and add some further insight into how qualitative and quantitative researchers think in different ways about the methods they use.