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Introduction to Research Methods This note is a re-upload of the "research methods" note. It provides an introduction to different approaches to research, describing the content that is to be covered in the first part of the course.

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Social Science
SOSC 1000
Judith Adler Hellman

Jan 10 2011Introduction to Research Methods Different Approaches in Social Science1 Study DocumentsCan be found in libraries archives town halls etcEg Historical demography the study of past populations vs contemporary demography2 Massive Social SurveysMost popularly cited as the basis of how we know what we know3 Lab ExperimentsAside from classic scientific experiments with lab rats cover things like the Asch study and the Milgram study4 InterviewsElite interviews Interviews with powerful people those who have influence and are opinion leadersInterviewing people who are relatively powerless poor marginalized or ordinary5 Observations in a Naturalistic Settingie fieldworkst1 part of the courseHow do you do fieldworkHo
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