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Study Questions: Chapter 3

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1. What is the difference between qualitative and quantitative research? Give an example for each.

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2. Why might sociologists use content analysis when doing sociological research?

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3. What are the two levels of discourse analysis? Give an example of each.

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4. What are independent and dependent variables? Why are they necessary for sociological research?

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5. Why is it necessary to approach statistics critically?

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6. What is institutional ethnography? How would one use it to study an organization?

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7. What is the relationship between correlation and causation? Support your answer with examples.

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