Tag: hypothesis

  • The Steps of Quantitative Research

    There are 11 stages of quantitative research: 1. Start with a theory; 2: develop a hypothesis; 3: Research design; 4: operationalise concepts; 5: select a research site; 6: sampling 7: data collection; 8: data processing; 9: data analysis; 10: findings/ conclusion; 11: publishing results.

  • Experiments in Sociology – An Introduction

    Experiments aim to measure the effect which an independent variable (the ’cause’) has on a dependent variable (‘the effect’). The key features of an experiment are control over variables, precise measurement, and establishing cause and effect relationships. In order to establish cause and effect relationships, the independent variable is changed and the dependent variable is measured; all…