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soc101Chapter2 - Chapter 2 The research process Major terms...

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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 2 The research process Major terms and ideas in chap 2 • Science is a systematic method of investigation that guides researchers from all fields • Subjective research : based on personal opinion, experiences and impressions • Objective research: based on facts that verifiable, observable, measurable and testable • Empirical: observable, measurable, testable Merton’s four principles of ethos • Ethos: a code of moral conduct • 1.universalism: scientific knowledge must be evaluated on the basis of its merit, not on the basis of the status of the person who conducts the research • 2.communalism: knowledge gained through research must be shared • 3. disinterestedness: the scientist must be impartial, receptive and open to all possibilities • 4.organized skepticism: every scientific work must be scrutinized and challenged and regularly reappraised •...
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2010 for the course BIOL 211 taught by Professor Paxton during the Fall '10 term at Salem College.

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soc101Chapter2 - Chapter 2 The research process Major terms...

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