• Sociology students request participation in social survey

    Posted: February 06, 2013

    Author: Betsy Compton

    UWA's sociology students are requesting the assistance of their colleagues. These students completed senior thesis papers in the fall and are scheduled to present the results of their projects at an out-of-state conference at the end of March. To complete their analyses, they need fellow students to complete a brief social survey.

    "College is place for you to express yourself, and we in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences are here to listen. Each year the students of SY460, Research Methods in Sociology, develop the UWA Student Social Survey to find out just how we as a campus think and feel about a variety of social issues. This year you have been selected to participate in this process and represent students all across campus just like yourself, said Dr. Russell R. Davis, assistant professor of sociology.

    "Within this survey students will be asked about a variety of social topics such as family, religion, politics, and their overall UWA experience. The questions on this survey are similar to those used in professional opinion polling, and there are no right or wrong answers," Davis said. "People hold many different attitudes and beliefs about these issues, and the questions are designed to provide them with an opportunity to honestly share how they feel."

    Davis explained that the questions on this survey are similar to those used in professional opinion polling, and that there are no right or wrong answers. "The only bad opinions on this survey are ones that are not given," he said.

    The success of this research is primarily on participation from UWA students. "It is vital that we hear from students so that we can include as many perspectives as possible," Davis said.

    Participation in the UWA Student Social Survey should take no more than 20 minutes, and the information remains confidential. No personally identifiable information will be collected or reported with responses.

    For more information about the study, the findings, or participation, contact Davis or Rodney Granec, chair of the UWA Research Oversight Committee.

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