*Serendipitous – unexpected patterns in data, which stimulate new ideas or theoretical approachesSocial research question – a question about the social world that is answered throughthe collection and analysis of firsthand, verifiable, empirical dataTheory – a logically interrelated set of propositions about empirical realityUnit of analysis – the level of social life on which a research question is focused, such as individuals, groups, towns, or nationsVariable – a characteristic or property that can vary (take on different values or attributes) CHAPTER 3: Ethics in Research 1. What are ethics? Why should a researcher be ethical? (lecture)What are ethics? 2. What is an IRB? (p.43) What is the major purpose of an IRB? What is research risk? (book and lecture)***
3. List and briefly describe the three “human rights” according to the Belmont Report .
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