Publication Date

1961

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Burchard, Waldo W.

Degree Name

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Department

Department of Social Sciences

LCSH

Sociology--Textbooks

Abstract

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.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (pages 39-40)

Extent

x, 40 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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Text

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