Unit I Test - Theories of Social Science
Answer the following questions related to materials covered in Unit I - Theories of Social Science
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1. Why is it so important to maintain the confidentiality of the information you collect in a survey? Describe a situation where it is ok to break confidentiality
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2. Describe one of the ethical considerations that researchers need to maintain while in the field then give your best explanation of why it is in place.
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3. What is the importance of pre-planning your data collection before entering the field to collect your data?
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4. What is the difference between quantitative and qualitative data? Give an example of each.
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5. Why are scientific methods used when conducting field studies in sociology or psychology?
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6. Explain what psychology is and an example of a study that might be conducted in psychology.
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7. Explain what sociology is and an example of a study that might be conducted in sociology.
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8. Explain what it means that a lot of studies in the social sciences are "applied" research studies.
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Application Question
Use what you have learned throughout the course of this unit to plan a field study that you may be able to fully conduct later. Work through the following questions as part of the planning process.
9. What are some of the ways that you can formulate an idea for a new study?
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10. What is the research question you are going to be answering?
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11. Explain your methodology for conducting your experiment and why this step is so important
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12. What is your general hypothesis?
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13. What is your plan for communicating your results and why will this particular study be helpful?
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14. Explain one of the ways you will visualizing your data and the benefit of doing that.
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15. Will your study need IRB approval or not? Explain
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