StudyGuide3.docx - SOC3401: Study Guide Final This study guide is not exhaustive It is simply an aid to help you prepare for the upcoming tests Per the

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SOC3401:  Introduction to Sociological Research Study Guide: Final This study guide is not exhaustive. It is simply an aid to help you prepare for the upcoming tests. Per the syllabus, the test can cover all information from the textbook, lectures, and labs. Key Terms from previous tests that may reappear I nduction Deduction Inference Data : information recorded from observation; may be numerical or nonnumeric form Theory: a logically interconnected set of propositions that explains the relationship between concepts. Concept: terms scientists use to group together phenomena that have important things in common Nonprobability Sampling: methods of case selection other than random selection Purposive Sampling: Sampling that involves the careful and informed selection of typical cases or of cases that represent relevant dimensions of the population. Theoretical Sampling: process of data collection for generating theory whereby the analust jointly collects codes and analyses data and decides what data to collect next and where to find them in order to develop a theory as it emerges Quote Sampling: Snowball Sampling: : A sampling procedure that uses a process of chain referral, whereby each contact is asked to identify additional members of the target population, who are asked to name others, and so on. Convenience Sampling: selection of cases that are conveniently available Idiographic: explains a particular thing as fully as possible Nomothetic: explains a class of situations or events rather than a single one Saturation: in purposive and theoretical sampling the point at which new data cease to yield new information or theoretical insights Reliability: issue of consistent, repeatability of your measures Validity: issue of accuracy, truthfulness, means we are measuring what we think we are measuring Key Terms Analytic Memo: an adjunct to field notes in field research that consists of recorded analyses that come to mind in going over notes and observations Covert Observation: a form of observation in which the researcher conceals his or her identity as a researcher Ethnography: an alternate word, derived from cultural anthropology, to describe field research, especially when it focuses on the culture of a group of people Field Jottings: brief quotes, phrases, and key words that are recorded by field researchers while in the field Field Notes: detailed written accounts of field observations, which may also include a researcher’s reflections and preliminary analyses Focus Group: an interview method in which a researcher collects data from a group by moderating a group discussion on a particular topic Gatekeeper: relevant authority whose permission is needed to gain access to a setting or group Guiding Question: a relatively broad research question that guides the initial stages of qualitative research
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Grand Tour Question: a broad opening question in in-depth interviews that asks for a general description of the people, processes, or events being studied. Also called tour questions
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