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What is the meaning of census?

What is the meaning of census?

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School: George Washington University
Department: Sociology
Course: Introduction to Sociology
Professor: Richard zamoff
Term: Fall 2016
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Cost: 25
Name: SOC 1001, Week 3
Description: Week 3, Census, Reliability & Validity, Projective Techniques
Uploaded: 09/25/2016
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Week 3- SOC 1001


What is the meaning of census?



US Census

• A census is a “count”

• Counted every ten years

o Intercensal studies every 2-3 years, but not done on everybody

• Held within the commerce department

• Most likely not to be counted:  

o Elderly, homeless, migrant workers, etc.

• Can’t ask questions on attitudes, beliefs, or opinions What is the meaning of policies?
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Reliability & Validity

• Want the date we use to have the maximum reliability and validity

o Reliability- Has to do with accuracy, how consistent/reproducible is the finding? o Validity- Have we actually measured what we wanted to? Have we measured the  right thing?


What is the meaning of validity in the census?




What is the meaning of reliability in the census?



▪ Face validity – useful measures of something

Data Collection/Methodology  

1. Use of existing sources/records (US Census)

2. Questionnaires & Interviews (Surveys)

3. Observation

4. Projective Techniques

a. Data collector is being asked to project themselves in a certain situation and then  respond in a certain way Don't forget about the age old question of How does functionalist's view of social change occur over time?
Don't forget about the age old question of How do scholars study world relations?
Don't forget about the age old question of What is an operating system?
We also discuss several other topics like What is the meaning of moral reasoning?
We also discuss several other topics like Why are peppers with different colors?

i. Examples: Word Association, Ink Blot, Fill in the Blank (if this, then this)

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