Study Guide for Midterm 2

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Study Guide for Midterm 2: Chapters 4, 5, 6 Chapter 4 (Sections: Purposes of Research, Logic of Nomothetic Explanation, Necessary and Sufficient Causes, The Time Dimension): What are the three purposes of research? Know their names, their defining characteristics, and how to differentiate between each. What are the criteria for establishing nomothetic causality? Know their names, their defining characteristics, and how to differentiate between each. What are necessary and sufficient causes? What is the difference between a cross-sectional study and a longitudinal study? What is a trend study? A panel study? A Cohort study? How are these similar? Different? Chapter 5 (All Sections, Except: Conceptualization, Definitions in Descriptive and Explanatory Studies, The Ethics of Measurement): What is range of variation? What are “variations between extremes”? What are the four levels of measurement? What type of information does each provide? Can you
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Unformatted text preview: collapse higher levels into lower levels of measurement? Can you transform a lower level measurement into a higher level? What are the criteria for determining the quality of a measurement? What is reliability? What is validity? How do you test for reliability? How do you test for validity? Chapter 6 (All Sections): What is an index? What is a scale? Why do we use indexes and scales? How do we construct an index? How do we validate an index? What does the Bogardus Social Distance Scale measure? What does it look like? What types of questions does it ask? What is a Thurstone Scale? What does it measure? How does it measure it? What unique feature does this type of scale posses? What is a Likert Scale? What does it measure? How does it measure it? What does it look like? What is a Semantic Differential Scale? What does it look like? What is a Guttman Scale? What does it look like? What is a Typology? How is it created?...
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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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