Popular magazines and television generally do not provide accurate or scientific information about s

Popular magazines and television generally do not provide accurate or scientific information about s

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Popular magazines and television generally do not provide accurate or scientific information about  sociology; rather, studies initially reported in these media are usually sensationalistic and/or poorly  designed. Ask and answer the following questions when deciding the validity of a piece of social research:  Are the sociologists qualified to conduct sociological studies? What are their  credentials? Are the sociologists associated with an academic institution, laboratory, or  clinic? What research method did the sociologists use? What are the advantages and  disadvantages of this method? Do the sociologists acknowledge the limitations associated  with their particular method(s)? Are the questionnaires or tests used both reliable and valid? Is the sample gender-biased, consisting of more men than women, or vice versa? Is  the sample biased in any other way? Does it include minorities? Is the sample exclusively 
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