Research Methods SOC 32400
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Research Methods ● Goals ○ Describe reality ■ Identify correlations between variables ■ Testing causal hypotheses and theories ● Methodology = set of systematic procedures that guide collection and analysis of data ● Causal relationship ● Extraneous variables = not included in the hypothesis but has a causal impact on the dependent variable ● Surveys ○ Interview ○ questionnaire ● Reliability = produces the same results every time ● Validity ○ Face validity ○ Criterion validity ○ Construct validity ● Field study = natural setting ● Meta-analysis = allows the researcher to combine the quantitative results from all previous studies on a question
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