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I. Quantitative and Qualitative Methods II. Quantitative Methods: A Six Step Process 1. Problem Generation and Specification i. Seek confirmation of a theoretical assumption ii. Seek confirmation of a popular assumption 2. Reviewing the Literature i. What is already known 3. Research Design i. Careful outline of what is to be studied ii. How is data to be systematized iii. Survey research vs. experimental iv. Survey research needs sample v. Variables defined vi. Hypotheses generated 4. Data Collection i. Implement research design ii. Observe, question, interviews (phone, mail) 5. Data Analysis i. Finding patterns through development of categories and systematic comparisons
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Unformatted text preview: ii. Relationship variables 6. Writing a report and making it public III. Research Design: A Closer Look 1. Survey research most often used 2. Problem of people lying 3. Problem of Likert scale 4. Identifying and Operationalizing the Variables 5. Operationalizing shows how variable is to be measured 6. Reliability vs Validity 7. Formulating the Hypothesis 8. Independent Variable, Dependent Variable, Test Variable 9. If A, Then B, unless C* 10. Population and Sample 11. Testing the Hypothesis 12. Causation vs. correlation 13. Spurious correlation 14. Null hypothesis...
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