Soci 101 Notes 9.4

Soci 101 Notes 9.4 - Soci 101 Notes 9.4 Quantitative...

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Soci 101 Notes 9.4 Quantitative Methods -Aggregated for statistical purposes 1. Experiment (less common) i. Isolate the independent variable, demonstrating relationship ii. Experimental Group and Control Group - Both receive pretest, experimental is given stimulus, both post-tested iii. Sample Selection 1. Probability Sampling - used so you can generalize, but when sample is not large, hard to generalize 2. Matching (more common) -able to split up people so the groups are pretty close to being the same (one woman here, one here, one man here, one here) 3. Randomization (most common) - randomizing list - randomly assign people to control or experimental a. No longer need a pre test iv. Not used very often - isolated and fake v. Field Experiments - conducted in the real world in their natural setting You can actually prove the cause and effect of a relationship 1. Surveys (more common) - advantageous because STANDARDIZED, disadvantage because kinda fake i. Questionnaire administered to a sample - tested for bias beforehand
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