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Sociology 101 Ch. 2

Sociology 101 Ch. 2 - Term Definition Qualitative Data...

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Term: Qualitative Data Definition: attempts to collect information about the social world that cannot be readily converted to numeric form. Term: Quantitative Data Definition: seek to obtain information about the social world that is in or can be converted to numeric form. Term: Positivism Definition: Approach to knowledge based on claim that the only true way to gain knowledge about the world is to use the logic of the natural science. Term: Interpretative Definition: Form of sociological analysis that focuses on understanding how people give meaning to social life, objects, and processes. Term: Causality Definition: When change in one variable is a direct cause in another variable.
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Term: Causel Inference Definition: A statement about cause and effect that claims that change in another variable. Term: correlation Definition: the existence of a relationship between two variables. Term: generalization Definition: forming conclusions about broader society from research on a subgroup or sample of the broader society.
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