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SOCI 6 0 : The Practice o f So cial Research Fall 20 11 Ho mewo rk Assignment 2: Due
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Sociology 60: The Practice of Social Research (Fall 2014)
Pepper Canyon Hall 106 MWF 9:00-9:50am
Professor: Abigail Andrews
Office Hours: MW 2-3pm, 499 Social Sciences Building
Course website for readings and assignments: TED:
Qualitative vs Quantitative
Cross sectional vs longitudinal designs (adv and limitations)
Variables (independent, dependent, intervening or mediating)
Ethics of research
Protect research subjects (avoid harm, obtain informed consent, avoid deception,
SOCI 60 - Mini-Assignment 1: Does Parental Involvement Help?
Name: Nita (Navreet) Gill
Most of your answers should be no more than a few words. You do not need
to use complete sentences.
First, read the article Parental Involvement is Overrated
o Cheaper; affordable
o Wide array of
Ill be going through the points that Cory discussed in discussion. Add to each point, so we can
have a good study guide etc. etc.
1. What are things that can compromise generalizability?
1. Small sample size.
Sociology 60 - Assignment 3 - Quantitative Analysis
1. Hypothesis: UCSD students who were raised in low-income families in their respective
communities will receive lower grades in their classes than students who were raised in higherclass families.
Culture:refers to modes of thinking, knowing, & doing that people regard as natural,
these beliefs and attitudes help shape a peoples way of looking at themselves and at
others. Culture can set moral limits on the behavior of humans. Culture contains
Chapter 1:Science, society, and research
Overgeneralization: occurs when we unjustifiably conclude that what is true for some cases is
true for all cases
- Our experiences are limited, we only observe so much of society
Selective or Inaccurate Observation
SOCI 60 The Practice of Social Research
Professor Abigail Andrews
TA: David Pinzur
Office Hours: F, 10:00 11:30 @ Perks coffee shop, or by appointment.
The purpose of section is to allow us to discuss the course material