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University of Toronto St. George
Eric Fong

SOC 200 Logic of social inquiries For test Theorists are those who really develop a new perspective on new things. At lot of social research depends on statistics. Looking for reality: Know how to ask the good question (prove you know what you talk about) Understanding reality is complicated (collecting data is very complicate din social research, every time it seems different understand social reality Scientific criteria that help determine if the info collected is valid ( Logical: what makes sense) (empirical) Always see if you can see any patterns Garret Baker: Human inquiry and science Paradigms, theory and research The ethics and politics of social research Ordinary human inquiry: Observation: Causal (future circumstance or events are determined by the present circumstances or event) ( the time dimension is always involved), Probabilistic (future circumstances or evens are more likely to occur with the present circumstances or events) Most of the time in sociology tries to find a causal relation Functions: understanding , prediction Tradition: advantage (cumulative), disadvantages (prevent to see alternative perspectives extra effort to deconstruct traditional vie Authority: affected by the status, disadvantages (can give a wrong perspective and misuse of authority Week TWO Video on how to write a good research paper
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