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Quantitative Methods and Data Analysis Class 11

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 1/5/11 Quantitative Methods and Data Analysis Social Research Methods Professor Kutz-Flamenbaum [email protected] / WWPH 2421
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1/5/11 Quantitative Methods Refers to the quantity of things Experiments and surveys are primary sources of original quantitative data Abundant secondary sources exist for scholars to access and conduct analyses l Including the General Social Survey (GSS), the U.S. Census, and World Bank data among many others
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1/5/11 Levels of analysis Data can be collected at different levels of analysis: l Macro l Meso l Micro Units of analysis are what is being studied l Individuals
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1/5/11 Individual (Micro) Level Analysis Focuses on aspects of individual experience that bring them to act and interact in a certain way Explores personal experience, modes of learning, issues of identity, personal attitudes Looks at how individuals live their lives: the tools we use for getting through each day, how we come to be who we are, how we learn to act and interact, our
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1/5/11 Interactional (Meso) from http://www.millersville.edu/~schaffer/courses/LOA.htm Focuses on the ways in which we come into contact and interact with others Focuses only on how this interaction proceeds, not on the individuals who engage in the interaction
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