Unit 2: Doing Sociological Research

This chapter examines how sociologists design and conduct research using the scientific method. It identifies commonly used research tools or methods and discusses the use of statistics, political commitments and values, and ethical considerations involved in sociological research.


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    concept content analysis controlled experiment
    correlation cross tabulation data
    data analysis deductive reasoning dependent variable
    empirical evaluation research field research
    generalization hypothesis independent variable
    indicator inductive reasoning informant
    intervening variable market research mean
    median mode participant observation
    percentage policy research population
    probability qualitative research quantitative research
    random sample rate reliability
    replication study research design sample
    scientific method validity variable