Sociology Research Methods

Sociology Research Methods - Advantages Experimental...

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Advantages Disadvantages Experimental Research - Robert Rosenthal and Lenore Jacobson wondered whether the lower achievement could at least in part be due to low expectations on the part of teachers toward children of less affluent (low income families) Result: Students that were told to be more intelligent received better test results and perceived by their teacher as displaying a more positive learning - Demonstrate casual links between experimental treatments and predicted outcomes - Proved researchers with a high degree of control over independent and dependent variables in order to exclude sources of error - Study changes in people’s thinking and behavior over time - Artificial character of experimental settings - The possibility that people are aware of their involvement in an experiment may adjust their behavior with this knowledge in mind and practical limits to the size of samples for many experiments - Limits the generalizability of findings Field Research - Ray C. Rist researched class
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This note was uploaded on 01/31/2011 for the course SOCI 107 taught by Professor Tuchman during the Fall '08 term at UConn.

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