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Sociology and Anthropology
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SOAN 2120
Scott Schau

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January202012Research Design many ways to find out determine what will observe and analyze why and how a plan roadmap 2 major tasks specify clearly what you want to find outdetermine best way to do it3 Purposes of Research exploration helps researcher become familiar wsubjects they want to study often done when studying a new topic satisfy curiosity of researcher test feasibility develop methodsdont answer research questions subjects dont represent larger population description reports of characteristics of populations or event describe the population or events scientific descriptions are more descriptive than casual ones ie Crime Rates of Diff communities marketing surveys etc answers questions of what when where and how no depth detail analysis of phenomena just describingexplanation answer the why question why some people do things while others do not explain why some features of characteristics are of some areas and not of others ie why ppl participate in certain activities and others do not reports on relationship of phenomena has a cause and effect element often studies have
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