Study Guide Pols 2302 part 1

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Study Guide Pols 2302 part 1 1.Paradigm : An all-embracing model or perspective within assumptions, theories, and methodologies are shared by a community of scholars. 1.Assumption 2.Theories,concepts 3.Methodologies 2.Assumption: What we take for granted for the time being based on our previous experiences. 3.Theory: An explanation 4.Methodology: Method used to test the hypothesis. Snowballing. 5.Hypothesis: A brief statement proposing a relationship between Independent Variable and Dependent Variable. We derive the hypothesis from our theory. 6.Correlation: Not the same as causation. mutual relation of two or more things, parts, etc.: Studies find a positive correlation between severity of illness and nutritional status of the patients. Synonyms: similarity, correspondence, matching; parallelism , equivalence; interdependence, interrelationship, interconnection. Ice cream and accidents on bodies of water example. 7.Causation: The belief that events occur in predictable ways and that one event leads to another.If the relationship between the variables is non-spurious (there is not a third variable causing the effect), the temporal order is in line (cause before effect), and the study is longitudinal, it may be deduced that it is a causal relationship. 8.Majoritarianism:
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This note was uploaded on 11/13/2011 for the course POLS 2302 taught by Professor Kazemzadeh during the Fall '11 term at Sam Houston State University.

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