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Readings For today: Babbie Reading questions for “sacred cow” 1. What are some benefits cows provide? 2. Why doesn’t a starving Hindu eat his cow? 3. Which theoretical paradigm does this article best exemplify? Why do you think so? For lab read Miner “Body Ritual Among the Nacirema” and bring it to lab. Please remember to turn off your cell phone.
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Modes of research Ethnographic example Quantitative exercise Ethical Guidelines Outline for today
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Ex: Rosenthal's Rats Modes of research -- how are hypotheses empirically investigated? 1. Experiment -- Distinguishing feature = researcher decides who gets what value on the IV 2. Survey Research -- interview respondents Ex: ABC poll women and African Americans less likely to support the death penalty.
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3. Field research (Participant observation; Ethnography) Ex: Study drug dealers by hanging out in a crack house for a year. 4. Secondary data analysis: Ex: Trends in Teen Pregnancy rates using data from NCHS
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Unformatted text preview: See page 32 of text for information on advantages and disadvantages of each. Trends in Teen Pregnancy Rates, United States 1990-2002 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 Year Pregnancies per woman 15-19 Source : http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/ Ethical Guidelines 1. Informed consent 2 . Confidentiality a. tell subjects purpose and procedure b. Allow subjects to withdraw at any time Why? Ex: Stanford Prison Study, Tearoom Trade a. No information on individuals released with identity. Guidelines not Rules (IRB) b. Not legally protected. Example of Ethnography: Patricia Adler’s study on Drug Dealers Gaining access Observing and Collecting data Analysis – looking for patterns What factors lead to upward mobility in drug smuggling outfits. Problems: Consent, confidentiality Quantitative study Draw sample Develop hypotheses Collect data Statistical Analysis Conclusion...
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This note was uploaded on 09/02/2008 for the course SOC 302 taught by Professor Langenkamp during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas.

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