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These set of notes cover common sense, selective reasoning, overgeneralization, illogical reasoning, resistance to change, intuition, the scientific method, types of research, positivism, quantitiv...
Sociology 101
Kirsten Young-Hee Song
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Common Sense, SelectiveReasoning, Overgeneralization, IllogicalReasoning, ResistanceToChange, intuition, scientific method, quantitativeresearch, Qualitative research, population, sample




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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by marleeelyse on Tuesday October 4, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to SOCA 101 young hee song at West Virginia University taught by Kirsten Young-Hee Song in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 10 views. For similar materials see Sociology 101 in Sociology at West Virginia University.


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Date Created: 10/04/16
Week 6 Chapter 3 Not true: "Everyone loves Ramen" Not everyone in the world likes Ramen "Everyone knows that" "Who doesn’t know that?" Common Sense IS what we believe as "truth" really "truth" ??? A gap between common sense and reality Common Errors in Common Sense 1 Selective observation When we conclude that what we have all observed or what we know to be true for some cases is true for all cases 1 Overgeneralization Choosing to look only at things that are line with our preferences or beliefs or convenience -Inaccurate Observation -Incomplete Interpretation Ex: Women are bad drivers, men are all afraid of commitment, poor people are lazy, men don’t enjoy shopping 1 Illogical Reasoning o Making casual arguments on the basis of invalid assumptions Examples: More presents = more love 1 Resistance to Change o Ego-based commitments o Excessive devotion to tradition o Uncritical agreement with authority o Examples: smart phones are better Knowing by experience and intuition: Empiricism: the gathering of information and evidence using one’s senses, especially ones eyes and ears, to experience the social world Social Research  The systematic process of crafting questions about the social world and finding answers. The Scientific Method o Logical and systematic methods to answer questions o Others can inspect and evaluate the research methods and the findings of the existing studies Types of Social Research by Research Purposes Descriptive Exploratory Explanatory Evaluative Research Research Research Research  Simply  There are  Identify  Describes describe the fact few/no earlier causes and effects of or identify the  Trends, studies to refer to. social phenomenon social policies and differences,  To gain and predict changes programs variations in social insights or in response to  How phenomenon familiarity about variations in another effective "football-  "How many research subjects phenomenon watch" is to create WVU students watch  What do  What effects students' sense of football games in WVU students does football-watch in belonging in WVU groups?" experience when groups have in watching a football students college game lives? Social Research The systematic process of crafting questions about the social world and finding answers  What questions do researchers have?  Depending on approaches to reality and knowledge? Ontology-what constitutes Reality/ Existence? Epistemology-What constitutes Valid Knowledge and How Can We Obtain it? Assumptions POSITIVISM INTERPRETIVISM Nature of Reality Objective, tangible, single Arbitrary, malleable, multiple Knower/ Known Rigid separation Interactive, cooperative Relationship Goal Of Research Explanation, predication Understanding meanings Focus of interest General, representative ex: all Specific, Unique, relational ex: Americans specific group of people Desired Information How many people think/do a What some people think/do specific thing Knowledge generated Absolute laws Relative (context/culture/value bound) Research Method Quantitative Research Qualitative Research Quantitative Research:  Explanation, prediction  General, representative Qualitative Research  Understanding meanings  Specific, unique, relational Survey Research:  Population: the entire set of individuals to which study findings are to be generalized  Sample: A subset of the population


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