CJ 280-002 Notes on Theory and Research
CJ 280-002 Notes on Theory and Research CJ 280
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Date Created: 02/05/16
CJ 280002 1/29/16 Theory and Research Dynamic tension QTE The job of a theory is to explain o Variables and attributes EX. Eye color o Classification and clusters EX. Democracy v. gender, sex, GID Independent v. dependent o Independent variable, dependent variable Independent Variable Dependent Variable Stress Crime Internal consistency Support, modify, replace Research grounds us in observation Questions (or claims) Creative, dialogue Theory What counts as a problem? Critical factors Has this ben done before? Can we add to our understanding? Is it doable? What new questions do we have? Hypothesis Take the risk, make an educated guess Measurement Then go out and collect information Analysis Testing the hypothesis Probability and sample o Key to fallacies and exceptions Work with hypothesis Make the call Look at Reliability & Validity again CJ 280002 1/29/16 Consider theory Making sense of all the information Failure to fit? o Is there consistency? Do we need to rework/ modify/ replace something? Generate a “grounded theory”
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