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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC200H1
Professor
Margaret Edghill
Semester
Fall

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Soc200 lecture 2 Last week Quantitative: when you can put a number into a question Social science research  How can theory influence research? o Relationship between theory and research has two ways o Inductive and deductive, can guide the collective of research to the theory  The wheel of science o Circulation motion  Type of theories o Middle range theories  Socioeconomic status (SES) and joining a gang o Theory: persons socioeconomic status would affect their likelihood of joining a gang o Hypothesis: low socioeconomic status people would be more likely to join a gang o Variables: geographical area and SES  Positivism  Value-free: not biased by personally conceptions  Normative statement: should stay out of valued statements  Measurements can be devised to measure reality  Quantitative methods: more exact and précis
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