SOC 1001, Week 3
SOC 1001, Week 3 SOC1001
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Date Created: 09/25/16
Week 3- SOC 1001 US Census • A census is a “count” • Counted every ten years o Intercensal studies every 2-3 years, but not done on everybody • Held within the commerce department • Most likely not to be counted: o Elderly, homeless, migrant workers, etc. • Can’t ask questions on attitudes, beliefs, or opinions Reliability & Validity • Want the date we use to have the maximum reliability and validity o Reliability- Has to do with accuracy, how consistent/reproducible is the finding? o Validity- Have we actually measured what we wanted to? Have we measured the right thing? § Face validity – useful measures of something Data Collection/Methodology 1. Use of existing sources/records (US Census) 2. Questionnaires & Interviews (Surveys) 3. Observation 4. Projective Techniques a. Data collector is being asked to project themselves in a certain situation and then respond in a certain way i. Examples: Word Association, Ink Blot, Fill in the Blank (if this, then this)
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