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COLLEGE PHYSICS Chapter # Chapter Title PowerPoint Image Slideshow Chapter 2 SOCIOLOGICAL RESEARCH PowerPoint Image Slideshow BHS 203 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
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This OpenStax ancillary resource is © Rice University under a CC-BY 4.0 International license; it may be reproduced or modified but must be attributed to OpenStax, Rice University and any changes must be noted. Any images credited to other sources are similarly available for reproduction, but must be attributed to their sources. Many believe that crime rates go up during the full moon, but scientific research does not support this conclusion. FIGURE 2.1
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INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGICAL RESEARCH Questions from the chapter: Have you ever wondered if home schooling affects a person’s later success in college or how many people wait until they are in their forties to get married? Do you wonder if texting is changing teenagers’ abilities to spell correctly or to communicate clearly? How do social movements like Black Lives Matter develop? How about the development of social phenomena like the massive public followings for Star Trek and Harry Potter? What are some of your own questions? Scientific research is based on empirical evidence, which is evidence that comes from direct experience, scientifically gathered data, or experimentation (not opinion). This OpenStax ancillary resource is © Rice University under a CC-BY 4.0 International license; it may be reproduced or modified but must be attributed to OpenStax, Rice University and any changes must be noted. Any images credited to other sources are similarly available for reproduction, but must be attributed to their sources.
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This OpenStax ancillary resource is © Rice University under a CC-BY 4.0 International license; it may be reproduced or modified but must be attributed to OpenStax, Rice University and any changes must be noted. Any images credited to other sources are similarly available for reproduction, but must be attributed to their sources. The scientific method is an essential tool in research. The scientific process establishes parameters to make sure results are objective and accurate . The scientific method involves developing and testing theories about the world based on empirical evidence and strives to be objective, critical, skeptical, and logical. Reliability: likelihood research results can be replicated and reproduced, thus increasing the veracity of conclusions. Validity: how well the study measures what it is designed to measure. FIGURE 2.2
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RESEARCH METHODS Survey Research: collects data from subjects who respond to a series of questions about behaviors and opinions, often in the form of a questionnaire.
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