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SOC 151 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Level Of MeasurementPremium

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Department
Sociology
Course Code
SOC 151
Professor
Hilario Molina
Lecture
2

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Objectives:
How Sociology is a science
Different methodological approaches
Empirical Evidence:
Data/Information to answer questions
o Empiricism
Systemic
The Scientific Method:
Questions in the need of answers
Relevant Literature- what is out there
Hypothesis
Research Method
Collect data
Analysis of data
Why this format:
Reliability
o Answers the questions
Validity
o Can be replicated
Different Methodological Approach:
Qualitive Research- deals with quality (page 21)
Quantitative Research-looking to generalize, looking at surveys, looking for numerical
value and percentage (page 22)
Mixed Methods-sports announcers do this because talk personal and sport
Forms of Qualitative Research:
Participant Observations-happens over a period of time (page 23)
o Interviews (page 25)
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