Research Methods Part 1- Monday Sept. 19
Research Methods Part 1- Monday Sept. 19 Soci 101
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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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