SS144 Introduction to Sociology

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SS144Introduction to Sociology

Unit4 Assignment

ParticipantObservation Checklist

Usethis Checklist to record your observations for the Unit 4 Assignmentto look for signs of everyday life organized by gender.

Rememberthat the intent of researchis to identify and explain two examples of how society is segmentedby gender at any single location in your community. You might choosea park, a grocery store, your favorite pub or fast food restaurant, adepartment store, or the local hardware store. Keep in mind that youshould be acting in both the participant and observer roles. Lookaround to see if there are obvious signs that gender determines someaspect of how people act in that location.

MethodsNotes:

Dateand time of observation__March23, 2017 10AM and March 24, 20172PM

Locationof observation__ BarrLake State Park and Wal-Mart Departmental Stores

Descriptionof the location (including the physical layout of the location):

BarrLake State Park is an animal park in Colorado State. It has hundredsof species of plants and animals. Wal-Mart is a shopping mall thathas several shops offering consumer products and services.

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Notes:

Observation1

  • Who did you observe? (Describe their sex, age, race/ethnicity, size, attire, etc.)

Iobserved high school students from diverse backgrounds on an academictrip.

  • How were those you observed related or organized? (Were they family, friends, strangers, etc.?)

Thestudents belonged to the same class. They were from different socialbackgrounds. They were on an academic trip.

  • What did it appear that they were doing there? (Work, entertainment, shopping, socializing, other)?&nbsp

Thestudents engaged in discussions as they toured the park.

  • What observations suggested that the subjects were (or were not) influenced by gender?

Malestudents were aggressive and ambitious. They strived to understandthe different plant and animal species. They also ensured that allclass members were safe during the tour. The female studentsencouraged the boys to engage in more exploration of the park. Theyalso shared their snacks with the boys and the animals.

Observation2

  • Who did you observe? (Describe their sex, age, race/ethnicity, size, attire, etc.)

Iobserved two families that have members from diverse socialbackgrounds. The families were interracial and had adults andchildren.

  • How were those you observed related or organized? (Were they family, friends, strangers, etc.?)

Thegroup comprised two families having interracial couples and children.

  • What did it appear that they were doing there? (Work, entertainment, shopping, socializing, other)?&nbsp

Thefamilies were sharing meals at a restaurant in the departmentalstore.

  • What observations suggested that the subjects were (or were not) influenced by gender?

Theadult females cared for the kids by feeding them and ensuring theirsafety. The men paid the bills.