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lecture.1 - Family studies January 8 2009 Why are people...

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Family studies January 8, 2009 Why are people doing research? - To gain knowledge that can lead to a collection of data, which can be analyzed to create statistics, which can then be analyzed to see the necessary improvements. - Update information - Compared different societies - Policies- - Research can be based on the public interest of individual interest Types of research Qualitative vs. quantitative research Qualitative - non- numerical data - ideographic explanation, purely verbal - focus on how people think, how they behave, give explaination on why people do things - why people say yes. More explaination then just the figures quantitative - numerical data - quantification - more explicit, easier to aggregate summary and compare, lose richness and meaning - pure vs. applied research pure research is to understand issues and phenomenon applied research focuses on application- produce something that can be used in our society- efficiency- more likely to get funding, more effect on peoples lives
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This note was uploaded on 10/12/2009 for the course MIT 2000 taught by Professor Da during the Spring '09 term at Acadia.

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