SOC.210.C.2.Sociological.Research

SOC.210.C.2.Sociological.Research - C.2.Sociological...

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C.2.Sociological Research Unconscious Research in Our Everyday Lives: Clothing College/Courses to Take Cars Cell Phone Service Your Significant Other Foods Etc. Sociological Inquiry Gangs benefit to society. Legalizing prostitution nationally. Impact of Immigrants on the local job market. Only children less selfish Studying improves test scores Impact of cell phones on significant relationships Etc . . .
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C.2.Sociological Research Avoid Nonscientific Sources of Knowledge Intuition Common Sense Authority Tradition Problem Misleading False
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C.2.Sociological Research Methods Of Obtaining Reliable Knowledge: The Scientific Method Scientific Method adds Credibility Objective Verifiable Empirical Suggest ideas for more research
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C.2.Sociological Research Scientific Method __________________ Step One O.D. Not always readily identifiable Operational Definition What is it you are going to measure. Examples: Does College Pay: Education/Income Length of Marriage Related to Divorce Married?/No. of Years Married Investigating Poverty Those living below poverty level
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C.2.Sociological Research Scientific Method __________________ Step One Define The Problem: Result from self interest
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2008 for the course SOC 210 taught by Professor Reid during the Spring '08 term at Central Piedmont Community College.

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SOC.210.C.2.Sociological.Research - C.2.Sociological...

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