Content Analysis of Fourth Grade Social Studies Book Considering the Social Skills Aspect

Ali Yazdanpanah Nozari, Hasan Siamian, Mohammadtaghi Motamedi Talavaki

Abstract


The study sought to analyze the content of fourth grade social studies book from William Rummy's Technique considering the social skills perspective. This applied study is descriptive in nature applying content analysis. The population of the study comprised the whole fourth grade social studies book using the whole content as the sample. The data gathering tool was the William Rummy's content analysis technique to examine the text, images, questions and proposed activities in terms of engaging the mind of the learners. The face and content validity was confirmed by the experts and its reliability was estimated using the test- retest method which was about α=0.85, respectively. To analyze the data obtained from the book, William Roman Formulas Index and interpretation of the results were used. Based on William Roman's Technique, the text, figures and images, final activities and the book questions in fourth grade social studies reinforce the social skills in students.


Keywords


content analysis; social skills; William Roman's Technique; Social Studies

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