Lecture 2 - contexts Documentary research – government...

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1 Sociological Research Methods Theories Hypotheses Research Techniques Data self fulfilling prophecy accounts for differential achievement in school teachers will give more attention to students they consider to be bright observation and interview with teacher on quality of students time spent on each student
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4 Research Methods  Survey Ethnography Experiments – control and observe  specific variable(s) in a highly  controlled environment Life histories – individual biography Comparative research – comparing  difference of a subject across social 
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Unformatted text preview: contexts Documentary research – government statistics, newspapers, journals etc. 5 6 Research in the Real World: Method. Problems, Pitfalls • Triangulation: The use of several methods to check & compensate the insufficiency of each method • Ethical dilemmas - dilemmas that may arise where deception is practiced against those who are the subjects of the research or where the publication of research findings might adversely affect the feelings or lives of those studied....
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2010 for the course SOC 0010 taught by Professor Nelson during the Spring '10 term at Pittsburgh.

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