Sociology Notes Day2

Sociology Notes Day2 - Sociology Notes Day 2 Sociological...

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Sociology Notes- Day 2 Sociological Research Overview The Scientific Method Major Research Designs The Scientific Method 1. Define the Problem Clearly state what you intend to investigate Operational Definition : Must develop a concept that can be measured 2. Review the Literature Literature: The existing body of research and information on a subject Helps to… Refine the problem under study Clarify possible data collection techniques Eliminate or reduce avoidable mistakes 3. Formulate Hypotheses and/or Research Questions Identify important variables Variable: A measurable trait or characteristic Independent variable: A variable expected to cause or influence another variable Dependent variable: A variable that depends on the influence of independent variables
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3. Formulate Hypotheses and/or Research Questions Hypothesis: A speculative statement about the relationship between two or more variables What do you intend to test?
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