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Three Purposes of Research 1. Exploration 2. Description 3. Explanation
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Purpose of Exploratory Studies Satisfy researcher’s curiosity and desire for better understanding. Test the feasibility of undertaking a more extensive study. Develop methods to be employed in a subsequent study.
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Nomothetic and Ideographic Models This model tries to find independent variables that account for the variations in a given phenomenon. The idiographic model focuses on a complete, in-depth understanding of a single case.
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Criteria for Nomothetic Causality 1. The variables must be correlated. 2. The cause takes place before the effect. 3. The variables are nonspurious.
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Correlation A relationship between two variables such that: changes in one are associated with changes in the other attributes of one are associated with attributes of the other. Correlation does not constitute a causal relationship between the two variables, but it is one criterion of causality.
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This note was uploaded on 10/16/2010 for the course SOC 4 taught by Professor Rick during the Spring '08 term at UC Riverside.

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