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Sociology and Anthropology
SOAN 2120
Scott Schau

January 25 2012Characteristics of Research originates wa questionproblem requires a clear articulation of a goal follows a specific plan of procedures usually divides a principle problem into more manageable sub problems guided by the specific research problem question hypothesis accepts certain critical assumptions requires collectioninterpretation of data in an attempt to resolve the problem that initiates research is by nature cyclical or more exactly helical Causation in Social Researcheveryday ppl make links on causation understanding cause and effect relationships want to find reasons why things happen cant simply look at choicelook at reasoning attitudes and behaviours can be traced back so that researchers can determine if they are valid Causation scientific explanations rest on the idea that events and conditions have causesa language of variables dependant variable effect is explained by the presence of the independent variable causelooking at relationship w2 variables outcome of dependant variable is dete
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