The purpose of these recap discussion boards is to create dialogue and analytical discourse about the material covered in the chapter. In answering the recap discussion questions, you should engage in meaningful discussion with your fellow classmates as well. Your responses, your initial post and your secondary posts, should be about a paragraph (5-7 sentences) in length. Please make sure to pay close attention to the specific due dates for each discussion board. You can contact me directly if you have any questions and please make sure to review the discussion board rubric under ‘Course Resources’.
Initial post due 02/18
Please respond to the following questions with at least 5-7 sentence paragraph responses per question.
Secondary posts due 02/20
You should respond to at least two of your classmates posts by the above due date. Your responses should be substantial, meaning they should be about 5-7 sentences in length and relate to your classmates post in some way. Please review the discussion board rubric on the course site for an elaboration on the grading criteria.
Think about a topic that you’d like to study related to family/relationships (e.g. co-parenting, divorce, single-parent households, etc.). From what analytical level do you think it makes sense to study your topic (e.g. micro, meso, macro)? Why? What variables can you identify (name at least 3 variables (independent, dependent or otherwise)?
In responding to your classmates, you should offer critical reflection and/or constructive criticism about their response. For example, whether or not you agree and why?; What are they missing in their response? What other theory might be more useful? etc.