Notes 012808 - Influences Research Methodologies 1....

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HDFS 129 January 28, 2008 Human Ecology Urie Bronfenbrenner Systems = Environments Microsystem – where the individual lives (family, workplace, school) Mesosystem – external environments (neighborhoods) Exosystem – where individual has no role (not involved) Macrosystem – culture (society, ethnicity) Chronosystem – time (period in history) and timing Positive : Negative: - Pays little attention to a variety of - Little attention paid to biology & contexts cognition - Acknowledges social and historical
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Unformatted text preview: Influences Research Methodologies 1. Non-experimental Case studies Naturalistic observation Social survey (interviews) Respondent honesty Correlation Study A study that measures the relationship between 2 variables: +1 = direct relationship - studying and grades -1 = inverse relationship watching TV and good grades Correlation is not causative Standardized tests Cross-cultural (universal or unique to one group)...
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