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Lecture 2

Week 2 notes

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Department
Sociology
Course Code
SOCA02H3
Professor
Malcolm Mac Kinnon

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Week 2 Notes
Historical Manipulations----monder was a scientist and he observed sun spots
During the monder minimum temp were really cold, there was wide spread
family in euro
People were weak because of hunger and plag was a commen accurense
During the industrial revolution the co2 started to go up ,
Scientist said that during global warming when co2 is going up temp should
go up however in reality when the co2 levels are going up the weather was
coming down
1999-present discovered a discress in the sunspots
Methods
Field methods ---to go out into the field to do you experiments
Pyschology and scio and med uses this method
Survey ---pioneered by scioused in political places
Must considered different variables when using surveys
Interval data---number represents actual reality –one to one correspondent
by the number and the one ur measuring
Ex. Writing down the exacta specific data
Ordinal data---relationship between number and what you are measuring is
arbitrary
Ex. Beauty in pop culture---is beauty related with success ---you can ask
someone to pick one of the three answers that you pick ur self
Its is more convenient
Ordinal data is used to measure peoples attitude not age or income
Both data are part of quantities data
Qualitative data ---interval and ordinal and nominal data(measure qualities)
also called categorical data
Ex….of a categorical or a nominated ethnicity ----Toronto o is the most ethnic
diverse city in the world
Religion is nominal and politics---what party do you support? what party
would you choose
Generalized abilitya good theory should be comprehensive---you should be
able to apply it to other studies
Reliability -----when you study and get a certain result, if you do the study
over again you get the same result. Ex teen pregnancy results
Validity when the variable measures what it is attended to measure
Generalized validity = survey
Population of the universe= ex. Teen preg study---teens that are preg and the
parents
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Week 2 Notes Historical Manipulations----monder was a scientist and he observed sun spots During the monder minimum temp were really cold, there was wide spread family in euro People were weak because of hunger and plag was a commen accurense During the industrial revolution the co2 started to go up , Scientist said that during global warming when co2 is going up temp should go up however in reality when the co2 levels are going up the weather was coming down 1999-present discovered a discress in the sunspots Methods Field methods ---to go out into the field to do you experiments Pyschology and scio and med uses this method Survey ---pioneered by scioused in political places Must considered different variables when using surveys Interval data---number represents actual reality one to one correspondent by the number and the one ur measuring Ex. Writing down the exacta specific data Ordinal data---relationship between number and what you are measuring is arbitrary Ex. Beauty in pop culture---is b
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