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CHAPTER – 6 HOW SOCIOLOGISTS DO RESEARCH A Research Model 1. Select a topic Generate Hypothesis 2. Define the problem 3. Review the literature 4. Formulate a hypothesis 5. Choose a research method a. Surveys Stimulates more ideas for research b. Participant Observation c. Case Studies d. Secondary Analysis measures e. Documents f. Experiments g. Unobtrusive measures 6. Collect the data 7. Analyze the results 8. Share the results Independent Variable A factor that causes a change in an experiment that is changed by an independent variable. Dependent Variable A factor in an experiment that is changed by an Independent Variable. Unobtrusive measures Ways of observing people so they do not know they are being studied. Deciding which method to use by Sociologists? Four primary Factors affect their decision – 1. Access to resource 2. Access to subjects 3. Purpose of the research
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Unformatted text preview: 4. The researchers background or training Trained in quantitative emphasized on measurements and Likely to use Research methods statics surveys Sociologists Trained in qualitative emphasized on observing and Participant Ob-method interpreting peoples behavior servation Ethics in Sociological Research honesty By American Sociological Association truth Openness (sharing findings with the scientific community) 1. Protecting the subjects : The Brajuha Research New York restaurant on Fire. 2. Misleading the subjects : The Humphreys Research Social Interaction in tearooms. How Research and Theory Work Together The relationship between research and theory depends on each other. Findings that dont match what is expected can indicate a need to modify theory....
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