- Announcements and Exhortations
- No files without your name and date and description
- Social science basics exercise
- Tech talks
Concepts, Variables, Operationalization, Indicators, Measurement
Remember: most research is about relationships. Remember this table from Bernard
Units of Analysis
a sport; participants; events; religions, communities, practitioners; episodes, people, concepts, stereotypes.
The Big Person-on-the-Street Errors
Sampling on the dependent variable
Percentaging in the wrong direction
Studying me (and projection, and related) : the ultimate ethnocentrism
Statistical power — on the relationship between effect size and sample size
Take your project as you currently conceive it (however foggy that may be).
Step one: identify three possible units of analysis.
Step two: for one of these three (the one that most grabs you), identify at least two of the following
Step three: identify at least three different research questions from three different cells.
DON'T stop until you have a really good idea!