soc341 pre-assn

soc341 pre-assn - Pat Provost Ch. 1 pre- assignment...

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Pat Provost Ch. 1 pre- assignment Research is defined as a process through which new knowledge is discovered. One of the many purposes of research is to generate new ideas to pursue and questions to be answered. Research is done to find truth. Researchers use this truth for the satisfaction of answering important questions and then using the new information to help others. Some of the things that research is and isn’t is what I will discuss now. Research is based on the work of others, and is most of the time not pioneered. Good research can be replicated, and is not just a one and done topic. And finally, good research generates new questions, or is cyclical in nature. It is not the end of an idea once research on a particular topic has been completed, instead, different but similar research begins based on the results of the previous research. Researchers have a method to their madness. The way in which they conduct research is not just random ways of researching. This method that scientists follow is known
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course SOC 341 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '04 term at Lansing.

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