sociology - art or science

sociology - art or science - Introduction Sociology Art or...

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Introduction Sociology: Art or Science
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Basic Concepts in Research Variable Independent Dependent Hypothesis Correlation Causation Spurious correlation
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Major techniques of data  collection 1. Experiments Experimental and control groups Laboratory setting Field settings Natural responses more likely Intrusions are possible
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Major techniques of data  collection 1. Surveys Personal or mailed interviews Data source is always the  self-report Representative samples Random samples Stratified random samples Questions that bias Pretesting
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Major techniques of data  collection 1. Observation Scientific if: Serves clear research objective Systematic Carefully recorded Related to broader research Subject to scientific controls and checks Unobtrusive vs. participant The special place of ethnography
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Major techniques of data  collection
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2008 for the course SOC 2004 taught by Professor Graves during the Spring '08 term at Virginia Tech.

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