Case studies by discipline – Social Sciences


Social Sciences

This page presents a selection of case studies from colleagues at York along with a range of links to case studies, teaching resource repositories and networks external to the University that offer further inspiration for learning and teaching development.

Economics

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Management, Business and Finance

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Politics

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Politics Graduate School
(Rob Aitken)
A graduate site for the electronic submission of assignments, supporting plagiarism detection via Safe Assignment. Self-study materials and activities on plagiarism avoidance are also available. The site includes a wiki for collaborative editing of research resources.

Ethnicity and Conflict
(Rob Aitken)
This site uses a wiki to allow students to sign up to a case study for a group presentation. This is complemented by a discussion board where groups and topics are sorted out between the students. Finally a wiki is used to produced a collaborative ‘text book’ as a module resource, containing ‘chapters’ contributed to by each of the group.

States, Development and Conflict
(Rob Aitken)
A module that uses small group blogs to facilitate group work conversation and organisation, alongside a wiki for the group that acts as a workspace for report creation based on a case study. Finally, the report is added to a whole team wiki as a resource. The tutor also communicates detailed instructions and clearly stated goals via his personal wiki on the site.

MA in Post-War Recovery Studies
(Alp Ozerdem)
This module makes extensive use of blogs to enhance learning via a social constructivist theme, where students comment and debate on articles, but also add their own resource links to a wide variety of web-based media.

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Social Policy and Social Work

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Module Evaluation with Online Tools
(Dominic Ennis)
A look at using online versus paper-based evaluation forms for module evaluation. Focus is on Qualtrics with reference to Google Forms.

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Sociology

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New Media and Society [PDF]
(Brian Loader)
Experiential second year module inviting students to be report critically on their use of technology, including the VLE and its tools such as wikis and blogs

Sociology, Facebook and Complexity
(Emma Uprichard)
Here, a wiki is used to promote ideas sharing across the module group. The tutor leaves comments as stimulating feedback on further ideas for exploration and comment.

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Women’s Studies

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