IntroSoc-ch. 2 vocab - Introduction To Sociology Vocab Ch 2...

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09-27-07 Introduction To Sociology Vocab Ch. 2 KEY TERMS -research process -involves defining the problem, reviewing the previous research on the topic, developing one or more hypotheses, determining the research design; defining the sample and collecting data, analyzing and interpreting the data, and preparing the research report -empirical question -can be answered by observing and analyzing the world as it is known -operational definition -a definition of an abstract concept in terms of the observable features that describe the thing being investigated -hypothesis -a testable statement about the relationships between two or more empirical variables -variable -anything that can change or vary -statement of causality -says that something brings about influences, or changes something else -statement of association -says that changes in one thing are related to changes in another but that one does not necessarily cause the other -independent variable -causes or changes another variable -dependent variable
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  • Spring '08
  • Tischler
  • Sociology, 09-27-07 Vocab Ch., -hypothesis-a testable statement, hypotheses -blind investigators-investigators, variable -survey-a research, -structured interview-a research

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