A good quote

“Ah, there’s nothing more exciting than science. You get all the fun of... sitting still, being quiet, writing down numbers, paying attention... Science has it all.”- Principal Skinner

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Article to Discuss in Class

In our first class, we'll discuss an article from the NY Time's website, "Upshot" (a link to the article is HERE).  In the article, the authors discuss a controversial study that did not find a link between parental engagement with children and child well being.

As you read the article (there's also a link to the original research if you want to view that, as well) ask yourself if the method used to measure parental engagement was a good one. Were there other methods that could have worked better? And what does this bit of controversy say about the relationship between social scientists and the press?

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