introppt8+2-13-08

introppt8+2-13-08 - Announcements Exam 1: Next Monday,...

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Announcements Exam 1: Next Monday, 2/18. E-mail me if you have questions about the review. I will be checking e-mail this weekend. Extra credit question for exam : Requires you to read the MR chapter by Giuffre and Williams (MR Ch.25). There will be two questions about this chapter (about 1-2 paragraphs on the exam) for 1-4 points on the exam score.
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Today: Research Methods in Sociology Brief review Ethics Different Methods (ways to collect data): Quantitative and Qualitative
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Ethics in Research No harm (psychological, legal, physical) Informed consent, voluntary Based on The Nuremberg Code (refer to MR Ch. 6 by McIntyre)
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Ethical Problems: Classic cases Sociology/psychology: Milgram’s study Medical: The Tuskegee Syphilis Study Sociology: Laud Humphreys’s “tearoom trade” study
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The Research Process ALL sociological studies are empirical All studies go through a research process with many steps in order to ensure *accuracy* Even so, no method or study is perfect (all have strengths and weaknesses)
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