Research Methods - Key terms

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Validity
The information produced is a real reflection of social reality
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Reliability
A method that can be repeated under the same conditions and produce the same results
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Practicality
How easy a method is in terms of time, cost and access
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Representative
Reflects a wider population & allows generalisations to be made
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Generalisability
A statement can be applied to a wider population
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Qualitative
A method that produces textual data
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Quantitative
A method that produces statistical or numerical data
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Positivist
A sociologist that favours quantitative data
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Interpretivist
A sociologist that favours qualitative data
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Operationalise
Applying a measurable way of recording an independent variable
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Hypothesis
A supposition or proposed explanation made on the basis of limited evidence as a starting point for further investigation
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