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James Unit 2 Vocab

Sociology Unit 2 Vocabulary

Scientific Method a method of reseacrh in which a problem is identified, relevant data are gathered, a hypothesis is formulated from these data, and the hypothesis is tested.
Hypothesis an assumption or guess
data individual facts
theory a proposed explanation
Emile Durkheim Sociologist who focused on social facts and anomies
Secondary research research which is of minor or lesser importance
Egoistic suicide occurs when there is excessive individualism
Altruistic suicide committed for the benefit of others
Anomic suicide results from lack of normative integration
Participant Observation a technique of field research in which an investigator studies the life of a group by sharing in its activities
Experiment a test or trial
Survey a formal or offical examination
Random sampling taking a sample from a population in a way that every possible sample that could be selected has a predetermined probability of being selected
Hawthorne Effect a positive change in the performance of a group of persons
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