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Week 0 notes Sociological Questions-Methods of Inquiry Two types of methods: o Quantitative How do we proceed with the research? Define the research problem/ask the pressing question Review the literature-where to find it? Narrow your scope of the problem and hypothesize Design--- how will you research for evidence? Methods? Go research and collect data Interpret your results Report your findings Robert Park Endless interviews walking all over the city Ethnography First hand studies of people Surveys Questionnaires Pros?/Cons? Experiments Two gorups, different treatments, to test researchers
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Unformatted text preview: theory Week 0 notes Simulate real life situations Pros? Cons? William Ogburn Statistical and scientific methods Statistical Methods Measures of Central tendency o Ways of calculating averages (median and Mean) o Standard Deviation (calculating the range) Correlation coefficients: How relatable is the data (Variables) Pros? They can accurately tell us what is happening Cons? May not be reliable Comparative Historical Social Change across time and space Researching at the archives' Pros? Not accessible. Will not share work instantly Cons?...
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