Syllabus 2016

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5797 Study at a Foreign Institution (12 Semester Credit Hours)

Central and Eastern Europe in Comparative Perspective:

Assessing Social and Political Change

9th Edition, Summer 2016

SOC 3549 and SOC 4998

Instructors: Kazimierz M. Slomczynski, Irina Tomescu-Dubrow and Joshua Kjerulf Dubrow

Office Hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1:30 – 3:30 and by appointment

Email: slomczynski.1[at]osu[dot]edu, tomescu.1[at]osu[dot]edu, dubrow.2[at]osu[dot]edu

Voice messages: Warsaw: (+48 22) 657 2755, Columbus: (614) 292-8078

Mailbox: Warsaw: Palac Staszica, Room 211, Columbus: 238 Townshend

Time & Location: 10:00 –11:10, Palac Staszica, Room 164/154
11:30 – 12:45, Palac Staszica, Room 124
16:00 – 18:00, Palac Staszica, Room 164 /154
Computer Room (internet access): 124, 201

SOC 5503

Instructors for SOC 5503: Joshua Kjerulf Dubrow and faculty from IFiS PAN

Office Hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1:30 – 3:30 and by appointment

Email: dubrow.2@osu.edu

Phone: Warsaw: 48 (22) 657 2755

Mailbox: Warsaw: Palac Staszica, Room 211

Times & Locations: See Course Outline

Course Outline (SOC 3549, SOC 4998 & SOC 5503)

June 13, Monday: 8:00 – 14:00 – Arrival You will be met at the airport; transport to the Hotel Hera.

16:00 – 18:00 Undergraduate Research; Orientation Meeting. (Meeting Place: Lobby Hera)

June 14, Tuesday: 10:00 – 11:20 – Populations and Samples, Variables and their Values, Organizing the Data, I Room 164
READINGS: ESSR, Organizing the Data

11:30 – 12:45 – Populations and Samples, Variables and their
Values, Organizing the Data, II: application to students’ research projects Room 122
12:45 – 13:45 – Lunch. IFiS
14:00 – 15:30 – World War Two and the Introduction of Communism in CEE Room 164
15:35 – 17:30 – Undergraduate Research: Practical Orientation

June 15, Wednesday: 10:00 – 11:20 – Measures of Central Tendency, I
READINGS: ESSR, Measures of Central Tendency

11:30 – 12:45 – Measures of Central Tendency, II: application to students’ research projects
14:00 – 15:30 – Lecture: Life under Communism, 1945 – 1989

June 16, Thursday: 10:00 – 11:20 – Measures of Variability, I
READINGS: ESSR, Measures of Variability

11:30 – 12:45 – Measures of Variability, II: application to students’ research projects
14:00 – 18:00 – CEE: Warsaw Uprising Museum (faculty-led; Meeting Place: Entry Hall, IFiS)

June 17, Friday: 10:00 – 11:20 – Probability Distributions, I
READINGS: ESSR, Probability and the Normal Curve

11:30 – 12:45 – Probability Distributions, II: application to students’ research projects
14:00 – 15:30 – Lecture: Transition from Communism to Post-Communism in CEE

June 18, Saturday: 10:30 – approx. 16:30 – Tour of Warsaw (faculty-led; Meeting Place: Lobby Hera)

June 19, Sunday: Free time
19:00 – Dinner. Meeting at TBA

June 20, Monday: 10:00 – 11:20 – Statistical Inference, Significance Tests, I
READINGS: ESSR, Samples and Populations

11:30 – 12:45 – Statistical Inference, Significance Tests, I: application to students’ research projects
14:00 – 15:00 – Guest Lecture by Anna Kiersztyn, “Crime in Poland”

June 21, Tuesday: 10:00 – 13:30 – Individual Consultations/ Undergraduate Research
14:30 – 18:30 – Individual Consultations/ Undergraduate Research

June 22, Wednesday: 10:00 – 16:00 – Individual Consultations/ Undergraduate Research

June 23, Thursday: 10:00 – 11:20 –Testing Differences between Means, I
READINGS: ESSR, Testing Differences between Means;

11:30 – 12:45 – Testing Differences between Means, II application to students’ research projects; Assignment no. 1 due
14:00 – 15:30 – Lecture in CEE

June 24, Friday: 10:00 – 12:00 – Undergraduate Research

June 24, Friday – June 26, Sunday: Trip to Lodz (Faculty-led); CEE Lectures; Symposium – Study Tour
Accommodation: Hotel Polonia

June 27, Monday: 10:00 – 11:20 – ANOVA, I
READINGS: ESSR, Analysis of Variance

11:30 – 12:45 – ANOVA, II: application to students’ research projects
14:00 – 15:30 – Lecture in CEE: The Roma in Central and Eastern Europe

June 28, Tuesday: 10:00 – 11:20 – Measures of Association; Contingency Tables, I

11:30 – 12:45 – Measures of Association; Contingency Tables, II
14:00- 17:00 Undergraduate Research

June 29, Wednesday: 10:00 – 11:20 – Correlation and Regression, A-I
READINGS: ESSR, Correlation

11:00 –12:45 – Correlation and Regression, A-II; application to students’ research projects
Assignment no. 2 due.
14:00 – 15:00 – Guest Lecture by Anastas Vangeli, “China and Eastern Europe”

June 30, Thursday: 10:00 – 11:20 – Correlation and Regression, B-I
READINGS: ESSR, Regression Analysis

11:00 –12:45 – Correlation and Regression, BII: application to students’ research projects
14:00 – 15:30 – Guest Lecture by Nika Palaguta, “Ukraine and the Populist Right”

July 1, Friday: 10:00 – 11:20 –Advanced Statistical Analysis, A-I
11:30 – 12:45 – Advanced Statistical Analysis, A-II: application to students’ research projects
12:45 – 13:45 – Lunch. Place TBA
14:00 – 15:30 – Lecture in CEE
15:35 – 17:00 – Undergraduate Research

July2, SaturdayJuly 3 Sunday – Free Time

July 4, Monday: 10:00 – 11:20 – Advanced Statistical Analysis, B-I

11:30 – 12:45 – Advanced Statistical Analysis, B-II: application to students’ research projects
14:00 – 15:30 – Lecture in CEE

July 5, Tuesday: 10:00 – 13:30 – Individual Consultations/ Undergraduate Research
14:30 – 18:30 – Individual Consultations/ Undergraduate Research

July 6, Wednesday: 10:00 – 11:20 – Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences: Summary.
Assignment no. 3 due.

11:30 – 12:45 – Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences: Exam Review, Part I
14:00 – 15:30 – Lecture in CEE

July 7, Thursday: 10:00 – 12:45 – Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences: Exam Review, Part II
Departure to Krakow – Meet in the Entry Hall of IFiS. Time TBA.

July 7 – July 10, Sunday: Krakow (Faculty-led) Instructional activities & timing TBA
Accommodation: Student Hotel Żaczek

July 11 Monday: 10:00 – 11:20 – Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences: Exam Review, Part III
Assignment no. 3 due.

11:30 – 12:45 – Exam Review, Part IV
14:00 – 15:30 – Undergraduate Research

July 12, Tuesday: 10:00 – 11:15 – Exam

13:00 – 18:30 – Undergraduate Research
18:30 Dinner; Meeting Place TBA

July 13, Wednesday: 10:00 – 13:15 – Individual consultation & Undergraduate research
14:30 – 18:00 – Individual consultations & Undergraduate research

July 14, Thursday: 10:00 – 12:15 – Undergraduate research

12:30 – 13:30 – Lunch & Summary Session. Place TBA
13:30 – 18:30 – Undergraduate Research
July 15, Friday: 10:00 – 12:15 – Undergraduate research
12:30 – 13:30 – Lunch & Summary Session. Place TBA
13:30 – 18:30 – Undergraduate Research
First Version of Final Paper due

August 3, by 6 PM: Final Paper due, via email to Slomczynski.1@osu.edu.

 

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