Limited time offer 20% OFF StudySoup Subscription details

UF - SYG 2000 - SYG2000 Notes Week 3 - Class Notes

Created by: barnesimani Notetaker Elite Notetaker

> > > > UF - SYG 2000 - SYG2000 Notes Week 3 - Class Notes

UF - SYG 2000 - SYG2000 Notes Week 3 - Class Notes

This preview shows pages 1 - 2 of a 4 page document. to view the rest of the content
background image How Do We Know What We Know? The Methods of the Sociologist Styles of Theorizing and Doing Research o Deduction General to Specific Theory Generate hypothesis Collect data Confirm or reject hypothesis o Induction Specific to General Observation Collect data Discern patterns Generate hypothesis Theory o Quantitative and Qualitative Divide Quantitative methods Numerical values Statistical tools Surveys (most common) Can be inductive and deductive Poll Questionnaire design o Coming up with good questions is hard
o Wording can change how people think
o Question placement
Sampling o Representative
o Ex: Probability and Nonprobability sampling
o Telephone survey
Qualitative methods Understanding texture of social life Narrative Richness of experience and process Can be inductive and deductive In-depth interview: without and standardized answer 
Focus group: Guided discussion of some topic Ethnography: Get inside the worlds they study up-
close and even as direct participants
o Locate observations
o Decide who, where, and what to observe
background image o Conventional Research Process 1. Choose issue
2. Define problem
3. Review literature
4. Develop hypothesis
5. Operational variables 
Consider ethical issues 6. Design project
7. Collect data
8. Analyze data
9. Report findings
o Doing Science Variables: concepts whose values change from case to 
Independent, dependent, intervening/mediating Types of Variables Discrete variables Binary: rural/urban Multinomial: political affiliation Ordinal self-rated health Continuous variables Annual income Reliability: quality of consistent measurement Validity: quality of measuring precisely correlation: two or more variables change together cause and effect: change in one variable 
(independent)causes a change in another (dependent)
correlation exists: variables change independent (causal) variable precedes dependent 
no evidence of third variable responsible for a 

This is the end of the preview. Please to view the rest of the content
Join more than 18,000+ college students at University of Florida who use StudySoup to get ahead
School: University of Florida
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Course: Principles of Sociology
Professor: Kirsten Fitzgerald
Term: Fall 2016
Tags: Introduction to Sociology and sociology
Name: SYG2000 Notes Week 3
Description: These notes are from the class on Monday 1/22/18.
Uploaded: 01/22/2018
4 Pages 31 Views 24 Unlocks
  • Better Grades Guarantee
  • 24/7 Homework help
  • Notes, Study Guides, Flashcards + More!
Join StudySoup for FREE
Get Full Access to UF - SYG 2000 - Class Notes - Week 3
Join with Email
Already have an account? Login here
Log in to StudySoup
Get Full Access to UF - SYG 2000 - Class Notes - Week 3

Forgot password? Reset password here

Reset your password

I don't want to reset my password

Need help? Contact support

Need an Account? Is not associated with an account
Sign up
We're here to help

Having trouble accessing your account? Let us help you, contact support at +1(510) 944-1054 or

Got it, thanks!
Password Reset Request Sent An email has been sent to the email address associated to your account. Follow the link in the email to reset your password. If you're having trouble finding our email please check your spam folder
Got it, thanks!
Already have an Account? Is already in use
Log in
Incorrect Password The password used to log in with this account is incorrect
Try Again

Forgot password? Reset it here