Sociology 427 In-class notes from 8-26-16
Sociology 427 In-class notes from 8-26-16 Soc 427
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Date Created: 08/27/16
Soc 427 8-26-16 “How Sociologists Do Research” reading Literature review (step 3) o Collect data o Discover debates on topic Hypothesis (step 4) o A guess about what your research will show based on a proven relationship (independent and dependent variables must have some relation to each other, for example: a hypothesis on why parking is bad wouldn’t be “parking is inefficient on campus because the sky is blue.” Parking has no relationship with the sky being blue.) o Should be connected back to literature review o Research question: is there a relationship between…? Choosing a research method (step 5) o Consider the type of question you have. o Quantitative (ex. Survey) o Qualitative (ex. In-depth interviews) Data collection o Validity: research relates closely to question o Reliability: researched is performed in a sound manner
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