Content analysis is the study of recorded human communications, such as
books, websites, poems, newspapers, magazines, songs, speeches, paintings,
letters, e-mail messages, laws, etc.
Answering the classic question of
What is Backyard Harvest? Backyard Harvest is a nonprofit organization established in
Moscow, Idaho that helps serve low income families, seniors, and individuals with fresh, local
produce from local sources. Backyard Harvest was created
Internal possibility that the conclusions drawn from the experiment results may not
accurately reflect what went on in the experiment.
Sources Campbell and Stanley (1963) and Cook and Campbell
(1979) history, maturation, testing, in
Research that is designed to sum up the effects of a program, policy, or law in
accomplishing the goal or intent of the program, policy, or law.
Does the program accomplish its goals?
H= The program or intervent
Qualitative Research Methods
Qualitative research involves the direct observation of social phenomena in their
Appropriate for topics and processes that are not easily quantifiable, that change
over time, or that are best studie
Columns, Variable Name, and Codes for participants from surveys.
Columns 1,2,3 = Participant ID (001-009)
4. Fruits, Herbs, and Vegetables used to prepare meals in past month
1 = Apples
2 = Melons
Backyard Harvest Survey
What is Backyard Harvest?
Non-profit organization established in Moscow ID by Amy
Accidently grew extra heads of lettuce
Helps serve low income families, seniors and individuals
suffering from hunger.
May be used for descriptive, explanatory, and exploratory purposes.
Probably the best method available to the social researcher who is interested in
collecting original data for describing a population too large to obser
Q&A for Chapter One
1. How Science itself can go wrong?
a. When Scientists lose distinction between theory and belief
2. Main Point: Determine Valid Science and Invalid Science
3. The Tomato Effect
a. Termed by James and Jean Goodwin
b. Definition: Effica
Backyard Harvest and Palouse Resource Network
What is Civic Engagement:
Combines knowledge, skills, values, motivation
Promotes the quality of life
A teaching strategy used to advance learning through CE
Gives you an opportunity to apply