Flashcards in Intro. to Soc. Sci Deck (28)
Those who deliberately kill another person have lost the right to live.
Studying and measuring the association between two sets of events.
A statement that creates a starting point to a researcher's investigation and states what will be tested.
Social Science Inquiry Model
1. Identify a question
2. Develop a hypothesis
3. Gather data
4. Analyze the data
5. Draw a conclusion
6. Prepare a solution
Study of human behaviour and mental processes
a question with multiple answers and opinions.
Those that study human behaviour
Studying people without a predetermined idea of what to look for to allow new ideas.
4th step in social science inquiry, once you have collected data, you analyze it to come to a conclusion about your inquiry.
a question with set answers
Something that sets an example, a punishment so harsh that it will discourage other people from committing the crime.
Observation technique that involves planning beforehand what will be observed and noted, and keeping a list of what to look for.
The analysis content or data that already exists.
The analysis of census data, letters, diaries, pictures and media from the past. (Used by historians and sociologists)
3rd step in social science inquiry, gathering the necessary data to conduct your investigation.
Study of human beings as a species and as members of culture.
Create a conclusion for your inquiry, explaining what proved to be right/wrong from your hypothesis etc.
The observation of an individual, situation or group over a period of time.
Study of people in groups
Used to obtain information about the thoughts or behaviour of a large group.
Tests a change to determine how one factor is related to another.
Used when a researcher requires detailed information from a few people and is looking for explanations or descriptions of thought and behaviour.
Observation technique where he researcher not only observes the group but also participates in the group's activities. (Used mainly by anthropologists)
Girl seen lying motionless on floor near Teleservices Canada, supervisor told employees not to call 911 (said it was probably nothing), one employee did call 911 after 3 hours, girl was in a coma after being severely beaten
Allistion Honda Plant
Employees suffered from high stress levels, lead to absenteeism etc. To fix this issue, social scientists recommended the Neo-Fordism theory (working as a group), employees took more pride in making the cars, less mistakes were made etc., ultimately solved the initial problems within the company
If you kill another person, you are sentenced to death, a deterrent to stop people from committing the crime
Independent, dependent and intervening variables
Independent - the variable whose effect is being studied (controlled factor)
Dependent - what is being measured or being changed in response to manipulating the independent variable
Intervening - variables that cannot be predicted but they do affect/interfere with your study