CCT208H5 Study Guide - Midterm Guide: Qualitative Research, Social Theory, Social Impact Assessment

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Doing social researchsocial research: a process in which a researcher combines a set of principles, outlooks, and ideas with a collection of specific practices, techniques, and strategies to produce knowledge. Overgeneralization: an error that people often make when using personal experience as an alternative to science for acquiring knowledge. It occurs when some evidence supports a belief, but a person falsely assumes that it applies to many other situations, too. Selective observation: the tendency to take notice of certain people or events based on past experience or attitudes. premature closure: an error that is often made when using personal experience as an alternative to science for acquiring knowledge. It occurs when a person feels he or she has the answers and does not need to listen, seek information, or raise questions any long. Halo effect: an error often made when people use personal experience as an alternative to science for acquiring knowledge.

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