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Unformatted text preview: Research Orientations & Conducting Research I. Positivist A) Wheel of Science 1. Steps in Sociological Research a) Topic b) Previous Knowledge/Research c) Hypothesis(es) d) Time & Money e) Ethics f) Method/Design g) Data Collection h) Analysis i) Conclusions j) Sharing Your Research B) Measurement 1. Concepts 2. Variables a) Independent b) Dependent c) Control C) Criteria for Causation 1. Time Order 2. Correlation 3. No spurious relationship D) Research Methods 1. Experiments 2. Surveys 3. Observation a) Participant b) Non-participant 4. Archival 5. Policy Evaluation...
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course SOC 203 taught by Professor Williams during the Spring '08 term at N.C. State.
- Spring '08