WG- Unit 1 research.pptx - SOCIAL RESEARCH Studying Behavior SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH Empirical Evidence Hypothesis testable educated guess Scientific

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SOCIAL RESEARCH : Studying Behavior
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SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH: Empirical Evidence Hypothesis- testable educated guess Scientific Method (experiments, surveys, and field research) Ask a question, Research existing sources, Forming Hypothesis, Design Study, Draw Conclusions, Report results Reliability Validity Operation definitions-define concept in terms of steps to measure Example: Crime and the Full moon (lunacy)
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FORMULATE A HYPOTHESIS: An assumption about how variables are related Independent Variables- Cause of the change Dependent Variable- the effect, or the thing that is changed Examples: How does religion (IV) affect family size (DV) Gender (IV) affect income (DV)
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RESEARCH METHODS: Hawthorne Effect people change their behavior because they are being watched as pert of a study, unavoidable in some research, sometimes sociologists must make the purpose of their research known.
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