Summary: Social Research Methods

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  • 1 Why Do Research? H.1

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  • Which alternatives are there to social science research?

    1. Personal experience and common sense;
    2. Experts and authorities;
    3. Popular and media messages;
    4. Ideological beliefs and values.
  • What is the Social Theory

    A system of connected ideas that condenses the knowledge about the social words whilst attempting to explain how it works
  • In what two forms does data come?

    Numerical and non-numerical (Quantitative & Qualitave)
  • What is Junk Science

    A term used in PR to attack opposing science, even if it is conducted properly
  • What is scientific literacy?

    The capacity to understand and apply scientific knowledge, concepts, principles, and theories
  • Norms of the Scientific Community

    Informal rules, principles, etc
  • What is a Blind Review

    A process of judging the merits of a research report in which the peer researchers do not know the identity of the researcher, and vice versa
  • What are the 7 steps of qualitative research??

    1. Acknowledge self and context
    2. Adopt a perspective
    3. Design the study
    4. Collect data
    5. Analyze data
    6. Interpret the data
    7. Inform others
  • What is a scholarly journal article?

    An article in a specialized publication that has members of the scientific community as its primary audience; a means to disseminate new ideas and findings within the scientific community.
  • 2 H.2 What are the Major Types of Social Research?

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  • What is the difference between the methodology from applied and basic research?

    In applied research, researchers must make more trade-offs or compromise scientific rigor to obtain fast, usable results. Compromise is no excuse for sloppy research, however. Applied searchers learn to how to squeeze reach into the constraints of an applied setting and balance right against practical needs. Such balancing requires an in-depth knowledge of research and an awareness of the consequences of compromising standards.
    Apects involved:

    Primary audiences
    Evaluators
    Autonomy of researcher
    Research rigor
    Highest priority
    Purpose
    Succes indicated by
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