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Foundations of Social Science Research Lectures 1-10

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Lectures 1-10: Research designs; qualitative, quantitative, ethics, variables, etc. Definition pages at the end.

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Knowledge Science Qualitative research Research Scientific method Philosophy of science Research design Quantitative research Participant observation Qualitative marketing research Psychology Social research
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Knowledge Science Qualitative research Research Scientific method Philosophy of science Research design Quantitative research Participant observation Qualitative marketing research Psychology Social research
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Generation of information to either develop further insights (to explain a particular phenomenon) or solve a problem. • Consists of: Means-------Method-------End (Knowledge) Positivism ▪ Positivists prefer quantitative methods such as social surveys, structured questionnaires and official statistics because these have good reliability and representativeness. ▪ Positivists see society as shaping the individual and believe that ‘social facts’ shape individual action. ▪ The positivist tradition stresses the importance of doing quantitative research such as large-scale surveys in order to get an overview of society as a whole and to uncover social trends, such as the relationship between educational achievement and social class. This type of sociology is more interested in trends and patterns rather t...
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