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RESEARCH PROCESS I SOCI 200 Spring 2007
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Definitions THE RESEARCH PROCESS Scientific process of inquiry that involves a scientific approach of purposeful, systematic, and rigorous collection, analysis and interpretation of data. A set of orderly, disciplined procedures used to acquire useful and dependable information.
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Research Process Usually involves 4 to 7 steps: 1. Conceptual Step: Locating and defining a research problem 1. Reviewing the available evidence: Literature review 1. Making the problem precise: 1. Design Phase Choose what method to use 1. Implementation Phase Actually do research 1. Interpretation Phase 1. Reporting Phase
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Step1. Formulate a Problem The problem statement presents a problem in need of investigation, a gap in understanding. Arises from: Past experience? intuition? literature review?
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Healthy People 2010 Priorities Increase Physical activity Reduce Overweight and obesity Reduce/eliminate Tobacco use Reduce/eliminate Substance abuse Promote Responsible sexual behavior Promote Mental Health Reduce Injury and violence Improve Environmental Quality Increase Immunization levels Improve Access to Health care
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Assess the Worth of a Problem Assess: a. Importance of study? b. Are resources to conduct the study adequate? c. Would study be ethical? d. Is background of researcher adequate to carry out study? e. Is a population to study available?
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Link to a Theoretical Framework A theory is a set of interrelated concepts that provide a systematic method of organizing, integrating and conceptualizing a phenomenon. A concept
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This note was uploaded on 10/25/2010 for the course SOCI 200m taught by Professor Albright during the Fall '06 term at USC.

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