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Study Questions: Chapter 2

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1. Compare and contrast qualitative and quantitative research. Give an example for each.

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2. Describe why sociologists may use content analysis when doing sociological research.

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3. Outline the two types of discourse analysis. Give an example of each.

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4. Define 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. Describe what institutional ethnography is and how one would use it to study an organization.

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7. Discuss the relationship between correlation and causation, providing examples for support.

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