5 Types of Study Intro

5 Types of Study Intro - Types of studies methods in the...

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Types of studies/ methods in the social sciences Participant Observation Research in which the researcher actively participates in the setting of focus The degree of participation varies considerably Very well-known study of playboy bunnies by Gloria Steinem as an example (complete participation) 3 Christs of Ypsilanti by Milton Rokeach (Rokeach was always Dr. Rokeach, not completely immersed )
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Types of studies/ methods in the social sciences (2) Participant Observation Can be used for descriptive purposes or for theory-testing Techniques of careful data collection controlling setting/circumstances in which data are collected careful sampling of observations, timing
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Types of studies/ methods in the social sciences (3) Surveys The collection of information on or about individuals, groups, organizations Famous examples: census data, General Social Survey Can be used for both theory-testing or for description Techniques of careful data collection Control, random sampling
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Types of studies/ methods in the social sciences (4) Documentary-Historical study Examination of visual, audio records Examples Analysis of children’s books over a fifty year period to examine sex roles and portrayals of minorities/ majorities Analysis of supreme court cases to examine what precedents are cited
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course PSYC 205 taught by Professor Sell during the Spring '08 term at Texas A&M.

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