Question 10 5 5 pts tco 8 which type of social

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Question 10 5 / 5 pts (TCO 8) Which type of social movement seeks radical change in all of society? Alternative social movements Redemptive social movements Reformative social movements Revolutionary social movements Reactionary social movements
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Question 11 40 / 40 pts (TCOs 1, 2, 3, and 4) Explain the steps in the process of carrying out sociological investigation. What specific questions must be answered as a researcher moves through their investigation? Your Answer: 1) What is your topic? Being curious and using the sociological perspective can generate ideas for social research at any time and in any place. Pick a topic you find interesting and that you think is important to study. 2) What have other already learned? You are probably not the first person with an interest in some issue. Visit the library and search the Internet to see what theories and methods other researchers have applied to your topic. In reviewing the existing research, note problems that have come up to avoid repeating past mistakes. 3) What, exactly, are your questions? Are you seeking to explore an unfamiliar social setting? To describe some category of people? To investigate cause and effect among variables? Clearly state the goals of your research, and operationalize all variables. 4) What will you need to carryout research? How much time and money are available to you? What special equipment or skills does the research require? Can you do all the work yourself? 5) Are there ethical concerns? Might the research harm anyone? How can you minimize the chances for injury? Will you promise your subjects anonymity? If so, how will you ensure that anonymity will be maintained? 6) What method will you use? Consider all major research strategies and combinations of methods. The most suitable method will depend on the kinds of questions you are asking and the resources available to you. 7) How will you record the data? The research method you use guides your data collection. Be sure to record information accurately and in a way that will make sense to you later on (it may be months before you write up the results of your work). Watch out for any personal bias that may creep into your work. 8) What do the data tell you?
Determine what the data say about your initial questions. If your study involves a specific hypothesis, you should be able to confirm, reject, or modify it on the basis of your findings. Keep in mind that there will be several ways to interpret your results, depending on the theoretical approach you apply, and you should consider them all. 9) What are your conclusions? Prepare a final report explaining what you have learned. Also, evaluate your own work. What problems arose during the research process? What questions were left unanswered? 10) How can you share what you've learned? Consider making a presentation to your class or maybe even to a meeting of professional sociologists. The point is to share what you have learned with others and to let them respond to your work. Chapter 1 Answer should include: What is your topic? What have others already learned? What,

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