The idea for a speed dating type session came from this blog post see link below:
Discover More The Society Pages: Speed Dating - Book Review
which focuses on books as opposed to research. Nonetheless the idea transfers well.
Students are asked to choose one piece of sociological research that they find out about in depth. This can be from any area of sociology. At the speed-dating event, they are tasked with sitting with a different partner for five minutes, during which time each partner gets two and a half minutes to outline the research they investigated and argue for its objectivity or subjectivity. The ‘partner’ can ask questions, if time allows.
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