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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCIOL 1A06
Professor
Sandra Colavecchia
Semester
Fall

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Sociology Lecture 3 September 19 2012 Research Methods  Experiments  Surveys (self-administered questionnaires, interviews)  Observatory Studies (participant observation, ethnography)  Secondary Data Analysis ("documentary analysis", "historical sociology", "use of official statistics") How would you study:  Biker Gangs → observation  How couples manage their family finances → anonymous surveys`  impact of television violence on aggression → Observation  the sexual history of an individual → Survey  household structure in Canada through the 20th C → secondary data analysis Quantitative vs. Qualitative Research  quantitative availability of numerical data  social phenomena captured nicely by stats  qualitative focus on process (how, why); giving voice to "participants"  which ty
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