Goals and Skills: Students are asked to discuss specific concepts, theories and research findings that they learned in readings to life experiences. This allows students to connect relevant material to students’ lives and allows for more effective learning.
The weekly activities also allow students to practice different research methods used in social research. Specific Instructions: Find someone over age 65 (ideally even older) and ask them about age and happiness in order to gain a broader view of a different person’s and demographic’s happiness and experience and write about it. This is a qualitative research interview so substantive questions are included on The following page. You may include direct quotations, but DO NOT simply include a transcript of the conversation. Write substantively about the conversation and relate it to class material. Also, please omit real names or other identifying information about your research subject. This is a good research practice to adopt now