HISTORY/SCIENCE PT. 2 (methods of investigation (conclusions (ID…
HISTORY/SCIENCE PT. 2
methods of investigation
observe behavior in natural env.
limited to descriptions, no explanations
intense studies of an individual or group
spawns new research, atypical tho
shallow data from large samples
provide info on certain pop.
can be biased
can depend on wording
related behaviors are correlated
sign = direction, value = strength
not equal to causation
allow for other explanations
manipulate only a single factor + measure resulting change
ID probability the observable difference is bc of change
5% we conclude IV is responsible
based on subjective personal accounts
verifiable by experimentation, observations, etc.