1-23-20 - Topic RQ and Literature Review \u25cf Designing a Research Project Components \u25cf Select your topic \u25cb To have a sense of what you\u2019re

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Topic, RQ, and Literature Review Designing a Research Project: Components Select your topic To have a sense of what you’re interested in: read Watch tv, discussions Stimulate ideas and find a topic Arouses interest, deep connection Start where you are Advantage: knowledge about it, good starting point, keep you motivated, connections (you need an “in” for qualitative) Disadvantage: biased, resist certain answers Is it empirical? Empirically observable: we can use our senses, indirectly or directly to measure something about the social world Is it sociological? Groups Who a person is, what they think and do is impacted by the people they are with Shape yourself, social outcome, worldviews Patterned- social patterns, group processes and dynamics, what groups hold in terms of a view Generalizes beyond one instance While looking for patterns, there are inconsistencies don’t entirely dismiss these Is it sociologically IMPORTANT Is it a question?
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