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Department
Sociology and Anthropology
Course
SOAN 2120
Professor
Scott Schau
Semester
Winter

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January 16 2012Where do Research Ideas Come From theory ie Darwins theory of natural selection life experiences ie John Snow and Cholera Other Sources personal interestcuriositycasual observation practical problems questions vaguefleeting thoughts reading reports of others observationsFindingUsing Background LiteraturePrimary Sourcefirsthand reports of observations research results that are written by individual who actually conducted the researchmade observations more valid Secondary Source descriptionsummary of another persons work A secondary source is written by someone who didnt participate in research observations being discussed ie textbookSocial Scientists Qualitative Social Scientists lengthy field study intensive case analysis indepth interviews inductive processQuantitative Social Scientists identify vari
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