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February 9, 2016
 
 
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Dr. Quirke

Dr. Linda Quirke

Associate Professor

Contact Information
Email: lquirke (at) wlu.ca
Phone: 519.884.0710 ext.2378

Office Location: DAWB 5-140
Office Hours: Teaching (winter 2015): SY 309F and AF101Q
Personal Website: http://wlu-ca.academia.edu/LindaQuirke
Academic Background
  • Ph.D.     McMasterUniversity, Sociology 

  • M.A.      University  of  Guelph, Sociology

  • B.Ed.     York  University

  • B.A.       McMasterUniversity, Sociology 

Biography

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Teaching (Winter 2016):


AF101Q (Kids Today: Changing Childhoods)

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SY309F (Diaries and Big Data)

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Course Description: Online data and people’s everyday lives provide large repositories of data that sociologists can use to study social patterns. This course examines two nuanced and vast sources of data: “big” data and time use research. Online sites, including social media sites, have generated vast swaths of data; analyzing these data help scholars to illuminate social patterns that explain the data, in light of relevant theoretical frameworks. This course will sensitize students to questions of using unobtrusive “big” data and obtrusive time diary data in an ethical manner. This course intends to provide students with a deeper understanding of research methods through learning about two methods of data collection and analysis: text mining and time diary data. This course aims to provide a practical way for students to learn data analysis skills that they can later use to understand text analysis and time use data (i.e. to collect data about how much time is spent on different daily activities). This course focuses on providing an introduction to sociological text analysis methods, including computer-assisted qualitative methods, semantic text analysis methods, topic models, and time use patterns as they specifically relate to family life.
Week Topic
1 Introduction to Text Mining
2 Computer Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis Software
3 Semantic and Sentiment Analysis
4 Sequence Analysis Methods
5 Topic Models
6 Text Analysis Workshop
7 Introduction to Time Use Data
8 Looking Sociologically at Time Use
9 Time Diary Data: It’s Complicated
10 Time Use and Families
11 Time Use and Families, continued.
12 Time Diary Workshop: What Does This All Tell Us?

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Additional Information

Selected Publications:

Articles and Chapters in Refereed Journals and Books:


Quirke, Linda and Janice Aurini (forthcoming)." 'Teachers Can't Be Made, They're Born': Teaching and Professionalism in Ontario's Private Education Sector" The Sociology of Education in Canada: Contemporary Debates and Perspectives. by Wolfgang Lehmann (ed.). Oxford University Press, Toronto, ON.

Dixon, Shane and Linda Quirke (2014). "Looking for Work: The Coverage of Work in Canadian Introductory Sociology Textbooks" Teaching Sociology. 42(3): 

Quirke, Linda (2013). "Rogue Resistance: Sidestepping Isomorphic Pressures in a Patchy Institutional Field" Organization Studies. Vol. 34 (11): 1675-99.

Aurini, Janice and Linda Quirke (2011). "Does Market Competition Encourage Strategic Action in the Private Education Sector?" Canadian Journal of Sociology. 36(3): 173-97.

Quirke, Linda (2009). "Legitimacy Through Alternate Means: Schools Without Professionals in the Private Sector" British Journal of Sociology of Education. 30(5): 619-32.

Davies, Scott and Linda Quirke (2007). "The Impact of Sector on School Organizations: Institutional and Market Logics" Sociology of Education. 80(1): 66-89.

Quirke, Linda (2006). “‘Keeping Young Minds Sharp’: Children’s Cognitive Stimulation and the Rise of Parenting Magazines, 1959-2003” Canadian Review of Sociology. 43(4): 387-406.

Davies, Scott and Linda Quirke (2006). “Innovation in Educational Markets: An Organizational Analysis of Third Sector Private Schools in Toronto” in School Sector and Student Outcomes by Maureen Hallinan (ed.). Notre Dame Press, pp. 39-71.

Davies, Scott, Linda Quirke and Janice Aurini (2006). “The New Institutionalism Goes to the Market: Comparing the Logics of Private Schooling, Tutoring and Homeschooling” in The New Institutionalism and the Study of Education by H. Meyer and B. Rowan (eds.). Albany: SUNY Press, pp. 103-122.

Davies, Scott and Linda Quirke (2005). “Providing for the Priceless Student: Ideologies of Choice in an Emerging Educational Market” American Journal of Education. 111(4): 523-547.

Quirke, Linda and Scott Davies (2002). “The New Entrepreneurship in Higher Education: The Impact of Tuition Increases at an Ontario University” Canadian Journal of Higher Education. 32(3): 85-110.


Articles in Refereed Conference Proceedings:

(2014, August) "How You Should Spend Your Summer Vacation: Parenting Advice Regarding Children's Time in Summer, 1985-2013" American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. 

(2013, August) "From Plump to Problematic: Child Obesity and Advice to Parents, 1987-2012" American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, New York City, NY.

(2013, August) With Shane Dixon. "Construction Work: The Social Construction of 'Work' in Canadian Introductory Sociology Textbooks" American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, New York City, NY.

(2013, March) With Deanna Sim. "Parenting Advice and Child Obesity" Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.

(2012, June)  "The Social Construction of Children's Physical Activity and Body Weight: Canadian Parenting Advice from 1975-2011" Qualitative Analysis Conference, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

(2012, May) With Shane Dixon. "Construction Work: The Social Construction of 'Work' in Canadian Introductory Sociology Textbooks" Canadian Sociology Association Annual Meeting, Wilfrid Laurier University/University of Waterloo. 

(2011, August). " Rogue Resistance: Sidestepping Isomorphic Pressures in a Patchy Institutional Field", American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Las Vegas

(2011, February). With Janice Aurini. "Permeable Boundaries: Jurisdictional Encroachment in Private Education", Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

(2010, August). With Janice Aurini. "Does Competition Encourage Strategic Action in the Private Education Sector?", American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

(2010, March). "Patchiness at the Periphery: Heterogeneity and Weak Isomorphic Pressures in Institutional Fields", Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.

Other Publications:

Quirke, Linda (2012). Review of Unequal Childhoods: Class, Race, and Family Life  2nd Edition by Annette Lareau. Canadian Journal of Sociology. 37(1): 89-91.

Quirke, Linda (2010). Review of Social Class: How Does it Work?  by Annette Lareau & Dalton Conley (eds.) Canadian Journal of Sociology. 35(1): 173-5.

Quirke, Linda (2008). Review of Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets, by Sudhir Venkatesh. Canadian Review of Sociology.

Quirke, Linda (2008). Review of Young People and Offending: Education, Youth Justice and Social Inclusion, by Martin Stephenson. Canadian Review of Sociology.

Quirke, Linda (2006). Review of Schools and Societies, 2nd Edition by Steven Brint. Canadian Journal of Sociology Online, fall 2006.

Quirke, Linda and Scott Davies (2004). “Principals’ Choice: New For-Profit Private Schools In TorontoDialogue. 1(1).

Quirke, Linda and Scott Davies (2004). “The Changing Face of Private Education” Our Kids Go To School: 2005 Private Education Directory. Vol. 6.

Davies, Scott, Janice Aurini and Linda Quirke (2002).  “New Markets for Private Education in Canada”.  Education Canada.  42(3).

Quirke, Linda (2000). “Access in Jeopardy?  Social Class, Finances and University Attendance” in Missing Pieces: An Alternative Guide to Canadian Post-Secondary Education. Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. Vol. 2, pp. 63-70.

Walsworth, Scott, Kara Somerville and Linda Quirke (2006). “An After School Program Needs Assessment Report”. Ward 15, TorontoDistrictSchool Board, June 2006.

* reprinted in: Catholic Education: a Journal of Inquiry and Practice. (2005). Vol. 8(3): 274-304.

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