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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, childs 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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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2012 for the course SOCY 100 taught by Professor Laureau during the Fall '08 term at Maryland.
- Fall '08