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Date Created: 10/06/16
research methods 313 sept. 7 random ridiculous facts: more than 98 percent of convicted felons are bread eaters every piece of bread you eat brings you nearer to death focuses: logic language dependable , reliable reliability: over and over again your gonna get the same result (over and over again moms gonna pay the tuition) validity: we want to be able to look at research in PATTERNS : we want to document and find out patterns ( homelessness , voting patterns) social patterns whether its with an individual or larger group do not follow a natural law thats why we need to research it and look at similar characteristics and experiences so that we an look at motivation resources and behaviors so that we can try and assist people why we do research? always make sure we are regenerating updated knowledge, things change, only sometimes things stay the same know things by tradition and have been passed on … doesn't mean its always right tradition is sometimes racially and gender bias but we still learn things through tradition ex. we know to eat to fuel our body through tradition we learn things through authority ex. we assume teacher knows more knowledge then you we learn things through peers (peer review journal : multiple people have reviewed and say that it is viable info) learn things through personal experience .. may validate or invalidate the perceptions ad instincts we have the media influences us .. we have to be careful we are not influenced by myths of certain social issues , its easier to convey your thoughts and back the up if you have actual information based on research and literature rather then your gut feeling we are seeing research as the problem solving method really try to train your brain in a problem solving matter , refrain from solutions right away , taking in info, really assessing it and then identifies possible solutions experiments for everyday life: driving, fastest route, trying new foods, diff was to study, what products we like best, looking at things looking at cause and affect and looking to achieve something surveys in everyday life: question and looking to get feedback: asking where to go on vacation , movie to see, just truing to get info from people to determine something because maybe we can use that info for an experiment interviews in everyday life: when you come home from school or work and ask how your day is, customer service, jobs , adoption, dating when you are honking about what makes for a good interview or survey think about what would make that better? Clarity make sure you understand, we want clear questions so that we get appropriate answers, the clearer the answer, the clearer the answers , comprehend whats going on field research in everyday life: people watching , difference between areas participant observation in everyday life: secret shoppers you don’t know who’s going in there to watch, make sure people is following the rules, listening in at a party to a convo to try to figure out if its the person or not content analysis in everyday life: however your going to analyze this content, conversation with a client to address and assess a need a client might have, language being altered according to audience, text messages trying to find out what someones saying bc they don't have a tone of voice u don't know if someones angry or joking around, decipher assess and see whats going on evaluation research in everyday life: a type of research while your not testing something out you are interested to see the before and after measurement ex: diet when you do something does it have a benefit, we don't want people to attend groups, interventions or other services and when they end if they are better off bc of it ex. AA meeting, over the counter medicine (day-quil, night-quil, generic brand) sampling in everyday life: looking at the larger population and focusing on a sub group , if your chosen by gov to take part in US census , if you goto a restaurant and your going to do one quick to go order and then decide this weekend you are gonna actually go and attend, sample an intro class to see if you want to choose that major, negative: meet someone to Mississippi and you don't like them and think everyones gonna be like that quantification: rating thing based on number giving a rating to something on amazon with a number of stars, make conjecture based on numbers, using numbers and interpret them to persuade or support what we want to say qualitative analysis: not using numbers , analyzing things based on words starts out when you have no info and you are fishing for info based on what you hear and see ex: focus groups , interviews, trying to see if a job or person being interviewed has the characteristics your looking for, written reviews, growing and categorizing based on information, also can categorizing people in a negative way : these people are gonna be lazy to work, these people are too young for job, we take in data on a daily basis, a lot of working with clients we take in info and analyze


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