02a_The_Scientific_Method_and_the_Social_World

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02a_The_Scientific_Method_and_the_Social_World The Scientific Method and the Social World You can take notes in Word as you listen to the audio file. Be sure to save the page when you finish. If you're using Word, with most computers you can access each audio file by placing your mouse pointer over the link, holding down CTRL and clicking your mouse. Audio File (running time: 38:28) 1. Play this mp3 file from your audio folder Use this link only if you've transferred audio files to your computer from a CD . For instructions about transferring files, please click here . 2. Play this streaming REAL audio file You can listen to this lecture online with your media player. If you're in Word your screen may show a different page when the audio file starts, but you can close the new page and be brought back to this lecture outline. 3. Download & play this mp3 file If you choose this option, the audio file may download to your "Temporary Folder." There are several ways of saving and accessing these downloads. Here, too, you may need to start the audio and then go back to Word. Lecture part 1 In this lecture , I will elaborate on a question that I pose in chapter one: "Is the scientific approach adequate for studying the social world?" We try to understand the social world from a variety of perspectives: literature, movies and other experiences. The social sciences focus in particular on the objective of helping us to better understand the social world. -What are some key reasons why experiments can help analysts expand knowledge in the
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course SOCY 101 taught by Professor Nelson during the Fall '06 term at VCU.

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