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Research Methods Part 1- Monday Sept. 19

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Research Methods Part 1- Monday Sept. 19 Soci 101

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These are the vague notes Gibbs lectured today. Extensive book notes are also posted as Chapter 5 book notes
Intro to Sociology 101
Dr. Gibbs
Class Notes
research methods, Introduction to Sociology
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Smjonesy11 Notetaker on Monday September 19, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Soci 101 at University of Nebraska Lincoln taught by Dr. Gibbs in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 25 views. For similar materials see Intro to Sociology 101 in Liberal Arts and Sciences at University of Nebraska Lincoln.

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Date Created: 09/19/16
Research!  ● What is sociological research?  ○ Where  ○ Why  ○ Who   ○ What  ○ How  ○ When  Side note:generalizability is a goal of science  ● Quantitative vs Qualitative  ○ Quantitative  ■ A method that obtains information on the social world that can be  translated into numbers and then manipulated mathematically  ■ A numerical count  ■ Ex: 68% of the class is female  ○ Qualitative  ■ Methods that attempt to collect information about the social world that  can’t be readily converted into numeric form  ■ A description of a condition  ■ The state of what is being studied  ■ Ex: How are you feeling?  ● Deductive vs Inductive  ○ Deductive  ■ (1) Use a theor​ t​ 2) Form a hypothes​ to ​(3) Make empirical  observations​ in order​ 4) Analyze da​   ■ Conflict theory, feminist theory, all theories  ○ Inductive  ■ Make ​(1) Empirical observati​ to ​(2) Analyze ​ so we can ​(3) Form a  hypothesis​ to fina​ 4) Develop a theory.  ■ People can replicate these newly made theories to make it stronger OR  test against it and knock it down.   ■ Not all theories last forever.  ● Many are discredited from further research  ● ***Research Model in Chapter 5 Book Notes!!!*** 


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