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Chapter 2

Chapter 2 - Sociological Investigation- Methods of Sociological ResearchChapter 2 (pp.27-50)

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Department
Sociology
Course Code
SOC100H5
Professor
Suzanne Casimiro
Chapter
2

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Science as One Form of Truth
Belief:
There are many kinds of truth:

 
!"
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Science(as a form of truth):"%
&"
Empirical Evidence:%""
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Common Sense VS Scientific Evidence
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(+""*
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.&/+)01023/405/62/
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Three Ways to do Sociology
Scientific Sociology (positive sociology)
Scientific Sociology7"""

Positivism8"
2&4&+
Concept: %

Variable: %
Measurement: 
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Defining Concepts:%"
""%
&
Operationalize a Variable"%"

/7%
&
Reliability: "
Validity: ""%
Cause and effect
%

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Types of variables
Independent : 
Dependent : depends

Correlation : %%

Spurious Correlation:<:9%%
"
Control:
"&
Objectivity:"
Replication:"
Limitations of Scientific Sociology
="
,"
<&
"
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