Help us understand our social world accurately Look at trends and help inform

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Help us understand our social world accurately Look at trends and help inform laws and social policies Couples who share a joint bank account are less likely to get a divorce Social science Systematic- deliberate and careful process Trying to understand facts and truths Looking for patterns in the social world There can be exceptions to patterns Social scientific research Create ideally high quality knowledge Orientation or frame of mind, relying on research helps us make sound decisions Research involves Literature review component Ask questions, gather info systematically, issues of sampling, measure Collect data and examine a body of evidence Critical and logical thinking Logically connected statements (what IS happening in our social world, not what OUGHT to be happening)
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Critical thinking Examine our biases, how we are located socially Gender, sexuality, race/ethnicity Our social identity Logical thinking Void logical fallacies Illogical thinking Attribution error: assign blame to outside forces or others, but we are the reason for our success Errors in observation Connected to social research
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