LEC20-21(09)methods

LEC20-21(09)methods - SOC101Y Introduction to Sociology...

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Unformatted text preview: SOC101Y Introduction to Sociology Introduction to Sociology Professor Robert Brym Professor Robert Brym Lectures #20 & 21 Lectures #20 & 21 Research Methods Research Methods 24 & 31 March 2010 24 & 31 March 2010 OTTFFSSENT OTTFFSSENT O O {ne} {ne} T T {wo} {wo} T T {hree} {hree} F F {our}, etc. {our}, etc. ADGJM ADGJM A A {BC} {BC} D D {EF} {EF} G G {HI} {HI} J J {KL} {KL} M M How Research Filters Perception How Research Filters Perception Values, Theories, Existing Research, Methods R E A L I T Y The Research Cycle The Research Cycle 1. 1. Figure out Figure out what matters to what matters to you you 2. Formulate a testable 2. Formulate a testable theory theory (a (a tentative explanation of a tentative explanation of a phenomenon) phenomenon) 3. Review existing 3. Review existing literature literature 4. Select method(s) 4. Select method(s) 6. Treat subjects ethically 6. Treat subjects ethically 5. Collect data 5. Collect data 7. Analyze 7. Analyze data data 8. Report 8. Report results results Research Ethics Research Ethics 1. Respect your subjects right to safety. Do your subjects no harm and, in particular, give them the right to decide whether and how they can be studied. 2. Respect your subjects right to informed consent . Tell subjects how the information they supply will be used and allow them to judge the degree of personal risk involved in supplying it. 3. Respect your subjects right to privacy . Allow subjects the right to decide whether and how the information they supply may be revealed to the public. 4. Respect your subjects right to confidentiality . Refrain from using information in a way that allows it to be traced to a particular subject. 5. Do not falsify data . Report findings as they are, not as you would like them to be. 6. Do not plagiarize . Explicitly identify, credit, and reference authors when making use of their written work in any form, including Web postings. The Research Cycle The Research Cycle 1. 1. Figure out Figure out what matters to what matters to you you 2. Formulate a testable 2. Formulate a testable theory theory (a (a tentative explanation of a tentative explanation of a phenomenon) phenomenon) 3. Review existing 3. Review existing literature literature 4. Select method(s) 4. Select method(s) 6. Treat subjects ethically 6. Treat subjects ethically 5. Collect data 5. Collect data 7. Analyze 7. Analyze data data 8. Report 8. Report results results Research Ethics Research Ethics 1. Respect your subjects right to safety. Do your subjects no harm and, in particular, give them the right to decide whether and how they can be studied. and how they can be studied....
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