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21 Cards in this Set

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structured interviews
interviews that use close ended questions
close ended questions
questions that one followed by a list of possible answers
a feeling of trust between researchers and subjects
the extent to which one's findings from one group/sample can be generalized or applied to other groups/populations
secondary analysis
analysis of data that has been collected by researchers
unobtrusive measures
ways of observing people who don't know they are being studied
Hawthorne effect
the change in behavior that occurs when people know they are being studied
operational definition
a precise way to measure variables
THE method
1. Select a Topic
2. Define the Problem
3. Reviewing the Literature
4. Formulate a Hypothesis
5. Choose a Research Method:
a) survey
b)participant observation
c) secondary analysis
e) experiment
f)unobtrusive measures
6.collect data
7.analyze results
8. share results
a)stimulate ideas for more research
b)generate hypothesis

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types of correlation
positive, negative
manifest function
the intended beneficial consequences of people's actions
latent functions vs. latent dysfunctions
unintended beneficial consequences of people's actions and unintended bad consequences
conflict theory's founder
Karl Marx
a theory based on competing for scarce resources, proletariat exploited by bourgeousie
conflict theory
power that people consider legitimate
macro vs micro level analysis
an examination of large scale patterns of society vs small scare patterns
George Herbert Mead
one of the founders of symbolic interactionalism
Symbolic Interactionalism(MICRO)
a theoretical perspective in which society is composed of symbols used to establish meaning, develop theiri views of the owrld, and communicate with one another
things we attach with meaning
functional analysis
theoretical perspective in which society is composed of various parts, each with a function that when fulfilled, contributes to society's equilibrium and structural functionalism

auguste comte
what's macro what's micro???
functionalist anf conflict theory are macro
symbolic interactionalist is micro