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CHAPTER 2: EXAMINING OUR SOCIAL WORLD
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SOCIAL RESEARCH Examines human behavior Is guided by rules and procedures Involves the objective gathering of data 1
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THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD The steps in the research process that include careful data collection, exact measurement, accurate analysis, and thoughtful interpretation 2
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Research examines the relationship between variables. Variable —a characteristic that can change in value or magnitude under different conditions Attitudes Behaviors Traits 2 Variables
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Application What are the possible values for these variables? Religion Job Satisfaction Education
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In a Research Study, Scientists: Ask a question Or test a hypothesis The more education an individual has, the higher his or her income is. 2 How does unemployment affect a family?
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Hypothesis: Statement of a relationship between two or more variables Statement that will be tested in the study 2 Hypothesis
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A hypothesis includes: An independent variable is a characteristic that determines or has an effect on the dependent variable A dependent variable is the outcome, which may be affected by the independent variable 2 Variables in a Hypothesis
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Identify the independent and dependent variables. Unemployment increases the risk of divorce.
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This note was uploaded on 06/11/2009 for the course SOC 100 taught by Professor Tba during the Summer '08 term at University of Hawaii, Manoa.

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