Sociology Students Take Top Honors at Conference
Posted by Sean Flynt on 2014-12-15
Samford University sociology majors Karlye Burson and Morgan Mitchell, presented research findings at the 2014 Mid-South Sociological Association meeting in Mobile in November.
Burson earned first place in the undergraduate student paper competition for her project, "Who's to Blame: Poverty Attributions as Predictors for Abortion Approval for Low-Income Women."
Mitchell’s paper, "The 'F' Word: The Connection between the Endorsement of Feminist Ideals and the Lack of Self-Identification as Feminist," was awarded third place.
Both students developed their papers as part of the Social Research Methods course taught by Dr. Theresa Davidson.
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