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1. idiographic- describes an exhaustive study of the specific, one that examines a particular subject from all possible perspectives. Example- the 9/11 Comission examined the causes of September 11th (a single eevnt) from an executive, legisaltive, military, and intelligence standpoint. 2. nomothetic- as opposed to idiographic, nonmothetic is a significantly less exhaustive study of general causes behind specific events. Usually falls short of a full explanation. Example: Penn graduates are more successful in life than Drexel graduates. 3. Induction- a process of thinking which allows us to move logically from specific facts to general principles. Example: it has snowed eevryday for the last three weeks, so t must be winter time. 4. Decuction- process of thinking that allows us to move logically from general principles to specific facts, as opposed to induction. example: it is wintertime, so it is likely snowing outside. 5.paradigms- school of thought- values, beliefs, ideals, that frame one's perspective on a given issue. Allows for multiple perspectives on the same issue. example: the mor eliberal christian apardigm does not take the Creation story literally, while those from a more traditioon, orthodox paradigm often does. 6. grounded theory- popularized by Glaser, an approach to social research that doesn't include hypothesis testing, rather it is based on comparing many different observations. 7. Enthomethodology- "methodology of the peopl", the idea that every is doing social research all
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