The Process and Problems of Social Research
What is a social research question?
a question about the social world that you seek to answer through the
collection and analysis of firsthand, verifiable, empirical data.
3 stages of specifying a r
The entire set of individuals or other entities to
which study findings are to be generalized.
What's the population?
What are the study habits of UNCC students?
Who will Americans vote for in 2012?
American voters; registered v
Ethical research practice begins with
the recognition that research involves people who deserve
as much respect for their well-being as we do for ours.
Events in biomedical research
-The Nuremberg War Crime Trials and Hit
The process of specifying what we mean by a term
conceptualization helps to translate portions of an
abstract theory into specific variables that can be
used in testable hypotheses
conceptualization is an imp