QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH MODEL

QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH MODEL - SOCIOLOGICAL RESEARCH METHODS...

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SOCIOLOGICAL RESEARCH METHODS QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH MODEL —the goal is scientific objectivity with measurable data—statistical techniques can measure a project “CONVENTIONAL” RESEARCH MODEL —focuses on quantitative approach (see Henslin, pp 17-18) 1. Select a topic 2. Define research problem 3. Review previous research 4. Formulate the hypothesis 5. Develop the research design—includes a unit of analysis, which may be individuals or social groups a. Cross-sectional study—takes place at a single point in time b. Longitudinal studies—concerned with what is happening over a period of time, or at different points of time 6. Operational definition—precise ways to measure the variables 7. Collect and analyze the data—figure out whom you want to study (and why) and begin to gather info a. Random sampling—everyone in a population has the same chance of being asked for info b. Probability sampling—participants are deliberately chosen because they have specific characteristics
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