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CBASE Social Studies: Social Science Research - Chapter Summary
Watch one of this chapter's 5-10 minute video lessons on the correct way of presenting social science research to an audience. Use the short quizzes to reinforce your understanding of the ways to use existing data. The study materials in this chapter will help refresh your memory so that you can answer exam questions based on the following:
- Definition of social science research
- Surveys for gathering data
- Utilization of existing data, experiments, and content analysis
- Archival research and secondary records
- Quantitative and qualitative research methods
- Presentation of social science research
You can easily move from one topic to another one in the videos by using the timeline located below each video. If you would like to make additional study guides for yourself or study on the go, you can print out the quizzes as worksheets.
CBASE Social Studies: Social Science Research Chapter Objectives
The lessons found in this chapter cover some of the topics found of the social science section of the CBASE exam. On the exam, you could see questions that will ask you to demonstrate your understanding of the various ways of reading and revealing social studies research. Although the whole CBASE exam contains 180 multiple-choice questions and an open-ended question, the social science research questions will only be a portion of that number.
1. What Is Social Science Research? - Definition, Methods & Topics
Social science research investigates human behavior. This lesson defines social science research, explains the methods used and the topics studied within the field.
2. Using Surveys to Collect Social Research Data
There are many techniques to collect information from people. In this lesson, we will explore some of the ways a researcher collects data, as well as looking at some of the risks and benefits.
3. Using Existing Statistics to Collect Social Research Data
This lesson explains the primary places a researcher can collect social data from others instead of collecting it themselves. The lesson also reminds researchers of a major pitfall in using other's data.
4. Using Archival Research & Secondary Records to Collect Social Research Data
This lesson explores the idea of what happens when researchers already have information and data that they can study. You'll get the chance to look at descriptions of archival and meta-analysis research.
5. Using Experiments to Collect Social Research Data
This lesson explores the basic framework and definition of how an experiment is constructed using two popular social psychology experiments as examples.
6. Using Content Analysis to Collect Social Research Data
This lesson explores what content analysis is and how a researcher can use this technique to explore and collect social data. An explanation of how to use this technique to explore the psychology of other times is also explored.
7. Research Methodologies: Quantitative, Qualitative & Mixed Method
While there are many ways to conduct an experiment in psychology, there are only so many ways you can describe it. In this lesson, we will discuss the differences, strengths, and weaknesses of the qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods.
8. Understanding & Presenting Research in Social Science
In this lesson, we will learn about understanding and expressing social science research. We will identify what social science research looks like, how it should be interpreted, and how it can be presented.
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