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sociology 4 - Surveys and Interviews-Independent variable...

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9/15/11-9/20/11 Sociology Methods: Empiricism- The practice of gathering information’s and evidence that’s can be obtained through the senses (eyes, ears) Hypothesis- Statement about how social phenomena of various types are related to one another Collecting Data: Participant observation – an observational method in which the researcher actually plays a role in the group or setting being observed Non participant observation- an observational method in which the researcher plays no role in the group or setting being observed Ethnography- involves observation often intensive and over lengthy periods of time Netnography- an ethnographic method in which the Internet itself becomes the sociologists research site
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Unformatted text preview: Surveys and Interviews:-Independent variable- refers to a variable though to produce change in some other variable (social integrations, mothers sexual orientation)-Dependent variables- Refers to a variable thought to be affected by the independent variable (rate of suicide, child’s sexual orientation)-Reliability- refers to a question that is able to produce the same results time after time -Validity- refers to which a question that gets an accurate response, it measure what it is supposed to measure Samples- subset of the entire population Experiments- - Involves the manipulation of an independent variable in order to examine the effect of that manipulation on a dependent variable...
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