Theory o A set of interrelated constructs concepts definitions and propositions

Theory o a set of interrelated constructs concepts

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Have to cut back because that’s too many questions, most just ask about level of education (degrees earned) If you could add more, it would be GPA & major o Have to defend your operational definition o Ex: Durkheim “Suicide” o Golden question for scientists: Why? o Hypothesis – a tentative statement about empirical reality involving a relationship between two or more concepts 2. What are the major steps of the research process? (lecture)*** The research cycle (summarized) 1. Identify topic or issue 2. Develop a question 3. Theory 4. Hypothesis 5. Observations (sampling, data collection) 6. Analysis 7. Interpret data & induction (leading back to theory) 8. Inform others & restart process 3. What is deductive research? (p.25-28) Inductive research? (p.28-30) What role does inductive reasoning play in deductive research? (p.29) How are deductive and inductive research linked to theory? (p.25) (book and lecture)*** Inductive approach:
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