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Department
Sociology
Course
Sociology 1021E
Professor
Daphne Heywood
Semester
Summer

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CHAPTER TWO: RESEARCH METHODS Quantitative and Qualitative Methods positivism:use the research methods of the natural sciences - Durkhiem’s followers favor quantitative methods - counting, and precise measurement of observable behavior, a limited number of variables, and prediction are hallmarks of a quantitative approach participant observation: researchers observe actual actual behavior talk at length and in depth with those being observed and ask them the meaning of their behavior theory: often abstract approach matter variable: something that takes on different values within different groups hypothesis: a statement of a presumed relationship between two or more variables external validity: refers to how well experimenters can generalize from the lab to the real world from
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