RESEARCH METHODS - Bias and the difference a word or two...

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RESEARCH METHODS - Chapter 2 Common sense versus science Value of scientific understanding From concept or observation to operational variables and measurement Hypothesis, dependent and independent variables Use of variables in social research Correlation vs. association Useful statistical measures and the misuse of statistics Limitations of scientific study of the social world The Hawthorne effect Define what is meant by research methodology. Why is it important to select an appropriate research method Understand the issues of reliability and validity Understand each of the four types of research methods: experiment, survey participant observation, secondary analysis; when might you use them, potential problems and advantages of each What types of social problems/issues could be studied by survey research
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Unformatted text preview: Bias and the difference a word or two makes The use and misuse of statistics to present information Ethical issues involved in sociological research Ten steps in sociological research TYPES OF SOCIETIES - Chapter 4 Please review table 24.2 in Chapter 24 Four Technological Revolutions (L) Band level/hunting - gathering societies Tribal level/horticultural and pastoral societies State level/agrarian societies Industrial societies Post-industrial level societies Socio-cultural evolution through technology Lenski Society in conflict Marx Rationality and society Weber Structure and function Durkheim Critical evaluation of each view of society...
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