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Soc Research

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Transcript of Soc Research

Sociological Research
Correlation does not
necessarily indicate causation
Questions?
Chapter 2
Causal Logic

Relationship between a
condition or variable and a particular consequence
with one event leading
to the other
Correlation

Relationship between two variables in which a change in one coincides with a change in the other

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Chapter 2
Vol XCIII, No. 311
Variables
Sociological Research
Independent Variable

variable in a causal relationship
that causes or influences a change
in a second variable

Dependent Variable


variable in a causal relationship
that is subject to the influence
of another variable
Sociology Times
Hypothesis

Testable statement about the relationship between two or more variables

Variable

Measurable trait or characteristic that is subject to change under different conditions

Surveys
Interview
Face-to-face or telephone questioning
of respondent to obtain desired information
Questionnaire
Printed or written form used
to obtain information from a respondent
Quantitative Research
Collects and reports
data primarily in numerical form
Qualitative research
Relies on what is seen in
the field or in naturalistic settings more than on statistical data
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