1004.chap1.part2

1004.chap1.part2 - Chapter one, part two Characteristics of...

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Chapter one, part two
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Characteristics of the Scientific Method Skepticism Empirical (not Normative) Objectivity Operational def Relativism Testable
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Steps in the Research Process 1.Selecting a researchable problem 2.Reviewing the literature 3.Formulating a hypothesis 4.Choosing a research design
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Steps in Research Process, continued 4. Choosing a research design * What data will be gathered? * How will the data be gathered? * How will the data be used to test the theory? * How can other explanations be ruled out?
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Major Approaches to Sociological Research (i.e., Research Designs) Experimental Historical Field work Participant observation Sample survey
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Steps in Research Process, continued 4. Select research method 5. Collecting the data 6. Analyzing the data 7. Stating conclusions 8. Publish the results
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Ethical issues Must not damage, injure, or permanently change people IRBs: Institutional Review Boards
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Laboratory Experiment “Bystander Intervention” Kitty Genovese Theory of diffusion of responsibility
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This note was uploaded on 11/21/2011 for the course SOC 1004 taught by Professor Mdhughes during the Fall '07 term at Virginia Tech.

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1004.chap1.part2 - Chapter one, part two Characteristics of...

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