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University of Guelph
Sociology and Anthropology
SOAN 2120
Scott Schau

Characteristics of Research 1 Research originates with a question or problem 2 Research requires a clear articulation of a goal 3 Research follows a specific plan of procedure 4 Research usually divides the principle problem into more manageable sub problems 5 Research is guided by the specific research problem question or hypothesis 6 Research accepts certain critical assumptions 7 Research requires the collection and interpretation of data in an attempt to resolve the problem that initiated the research 8 Research is by its nature cyclical or more exactly helical Causation in Social Research Better to have a false positive then a false negative in a lot of cases which causes us to see patterns and make assumptionsneed to overcome this when observing research Determinismevents are all determined are not free to happen as chosencause and effect theoryoutcomes can not be any other wayif you know all the causes and effects then everything is predictable Probalisticif we
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