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Research Model  Sharing the results by writing a report and publishing the results makes the findings available for  replication. Research Model (Cont.) Selecting a Topic  Selecting a topic is guided by sociological curiosity, interest in a particular topic, research funding from  governmental or  private source, and pressing social issues. Defining the Problem This involves specifying exactly what the researcher wants to learn about the topic. Give some examples. Research Model (Cont.) Reviewing the Literature Reviewing the literature uncovers existing knowledge about the problem, helps to narrow down the problem,  and provides ideas about what questions to ask.  Research Model (Cont.) Formulating a Hypothesis or Research Question Hypothesis  Formulating a hypothesis involves stating the expected relationship between variables, based on a theory. Hypotheses need operational definitions—precise ways to measure the variables Variables Dependent variable:   a factor that is changed by an independent variable (effect or outcome ) Give example Operational definitions needed. Research Model (Cont.) Choosing a Research Method        Look  at resources        Look at training Choosing a research method is influenced    by the research topic.          
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This note was uploaded on 01/12/2011 for the course SOC 600 taught by Professor B during the Fall '10 term at Seneca.

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