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SOCB05H3- Final Exam Guide - Comprehensive Notes for the exam ( 22 pages long!)


Department
Sociology
Course Code
SOCB05H3
Professor
James Lannigan
Study Guide
Final

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UTSC
SOCB05H3
Final EXAM
STUDY GUIDE

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Basic Def’s
Science a body of knowledge about reality as well as a set of systematic methods for
generating this knowledge
Agreement reality what we know and agree upon in our culture
Experiential reality what we know from experience
Logical criterion for assessing the validity of arguments
Empirical using sensory experience as evidence
Methodology set of practices to collect, process and interpret information
Causal reasoning future circumstances rooted in or conditioned by present ones
normally one x causing one y
4 main problems with research
Inaccurate observations mistakes or carelessness in observation
Overgeneralization generalizing from one or a handful of observations which may or
may not be representative
Selective observation partially observing information to look for a pattern that is not
representative
Illogical reasoning eg. Galer’s fallay (you iig thousads of $$ eery ight ad
thinking this will apply to everyone)
Variables vs Attributes
Variable is the action/category, attribute is the numerical value of the variable eg.
Variable is education, attribute is 20 yrs of education
Pay attention to this **
the 3 main dialectics of social research
Idiographic vs nomothetic
Idiographic lots of detail about one specific event
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Nomothetic an account of a few common causes about of a broad category of
events general account of a broad number of events
Inductive vs deductive
Induction move from observation to theory - reasoning that moves from
specific cases to a general case (no hypothesis up front, collect data and make a
theory)
Deduction theory comes first reasoning that moves from general principles
to a specific case (hypothesis up front, test theory with data)
Qualitative vs quantitative
Qualitative rich, in-depth information on specific qualities or themes present
accounts rather than counts
Quantitative information that is measured or aggregated numerically counts
rather than accounts
Can translate qualitative into quantitative
The side dialectic of social research:
Pure vs applied research
Pure research koledge for koledge’s sake, drie y uriosity or a
attempt to understand something previously unknown
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