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Chapter 2Typically, research is conducted using scientific methods and published in journals.Researchers also give presentations at conferences and publish books that are written forscholarly audiences. This is an example ofapplied research.basic research.secondary data analysis.primary data analysisIn our current society, __________ is the effort of sociologists to make use of the mass media,write magazine articles, or contribute articles to newspapers to bring their research findingsto a broader nonacademic audience.sensational sociologyprivate sociologypublic sociologyresearch sociologyAdults need to be aware of errors that can affect the accuracy of their everyday thinking.Barriers to clear everyday thinking includegeneralizations based on personal experience, in-depth study of all pertinent information, anduse of investigative skills to learn more about situation.unquestioned trust in authorities, reliance on selective observation, and generalizations basedon personal experience.reliance on selective observation, rational evaluation of all facts, and unquestioned acceptanceof common sense.rational evaluation of all facts, use of common sense, and critical examination of others’motives.Dr. Hassidim is studying the effects of parental help with third graders’ homework in hishometown. He has carefully followed the scientific rules to design this research project. Thedata he collects will be consideredunreliable data.faulty data.impractical data.empirical data.An increase in time spent by parents helping their children with homework will result inhigher test scores. This is an example of a(n)hypothesis.theory.independent variable.dependent variable.
Consider this statement: An increase in time spent by parents helping their children withhomework will result in higher test scores. In this example, what is “increase in time spent byparents helping their children”?
Dr. Wade lived with a tribe of Aborigines in Australia to study their daily rituals. While he didnot intervene or participate in their daily life, halfway through the study the natives wantedto use his knives and forks when eating rather than their spoons. This is an example of
The most commonly used research tool is the survey. It is popular because it is less expensive,easy to conduct, and can reach larger populations. However, there are drawbacks to this typeof research. A major problem that can arise when researchers draft survey questions isthat questions need to cover more than one topic at a time.an unclear question can produce inaccurate results.that close-ended questions produce inaccurate results.only open-ended questions produce truly accurate results.If researchers wanted to examine the opinions of people listed in a city directory, they mightcall every tenth or fiftieth or hundredth name listed. This would constitute aquota sample.

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