Com 205 Research Methods
February 2nd, 2016
-Please read through all the notes
-Pay special attention to bold and underlined portions of the notes
-Look up necessary videos
-Any questions, feel free to email me at sdhakim@buffalo.
January 26, 2016
Research in the Social Science
-Make sure you read and understand the 4 Big Ideas
-Glance over the examples, they wont be tested, but if you have questions feel free to
-Please make note of anything under
Population .every unit of a type that you wish to study, exact member often unknown
Sample. A study of a segment of a population, presumed to represent that population
Why sample matters: we use a sample to
Purpose of research designs
1.provide answers to research questions
a) Reminder:variance is the spread of scores around the mean.
1.maximize experimental variance: maximize the effect of the indepen
Qualitative research: aims for in-depth understanding of a phenomenon. Variables are not in
Quantitative research: numerical representations of some object, idea, or process. Variables are
measured using numbers.
What is the effect of sypholos on the body, if left untreated?
Men do not know they are being studied
Men are deceived( treatment for bad blood)
Men dont receive available treatment
1.seek to protect research participants