Questions about Video’s for Social Science Class
This American Life:
Back to School #474
The Psychopath Test #436
Regarding the Back to School episode, how would
you say this broadcast discusses and answers the question, “Are
standardized testing results a reasonable method for evaluating teaching
performance?” If you were to
conduct your own research on this question, how would you do it?
Regarding the Psychopath Test episode, why is
the Psychopath Test used in the prison system and what are the issues with
using it? Should it continue to be used?
Why or why not.
Do you think that policy implications should be
considered in all research that is conducted? Back up your answer with the This
American Life episodes and/or the text.
What was the intention behind the creation of
the psychopath test of the researcher?
Regarding the education episode, what was one
demonstrated way to research the topic that was quantitative and one that was