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ragin1-2 - What is social research? How does it compare to...

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Unformatted text preview: What is social research? How does it compare to other ways of representing social life? Social research differs from other ways of representing social life (e.g., journalism) by emphasizing each of the following approaches (see Ragin, Constructing Social Research , chapter 1): It addresses phenomena that are socially significant in some way. It addresses social theory, either directly or indirectly. It incorporates large amounts of appropriate evidence, purposefully collected, as well discuss in a moment. And it engages in various forms of systematic analysis of the evidence. Some of these features are found in other ways of representing social life. All four features, however, are typically combined in social research (whether sociology, anthropology, political science, environmental studies, or other disciplines or disciplinary combinations)....
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This note was uploaded on 07/11/2011 for the course SYA 6305 taught by Professor Tardanico during the Fall '08 term at FIU.

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ragin1-2 - What is social research? How does it compare to...

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