Burchard, Waldo W.
M.A. (Master of Arts)
Department of Social Sciences
The study centers on the problem of the adequacy of high school sociology textbooks. The particular aspect investigated was the determination of the number of sociological concepts which were defined, from a selected compilation, by a group of high school textbooks. The paper is concerned with the manner in which the concepts were defined, also. The hypothesis tested in this study was that no significant difference exists among the textbooks la the percentage of concepts defined from the selected lists. Further, no significant difference exists in the frequency of the types of definitions chosen from the evaluation. The methodology used was that of content analysis. The findings of the study refuted the hypothesis. Significant differences were found in the percentage of concepts defined, especially in the most basic concepts, but not in the frequency of the definition types.
Jensen, Ronnie G., "An analysis of the treatment of selected sociological concepts and terms by representative high shcool textbooks" (1961). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 1166.
x, 40 pages
Northern Illinois University
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