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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 seeks to understand the hows and whys of human behavior. Define social science research and explore the methods and topics used by social science researchers.
2. Using Surveys to Collect Social Research Data
Surveys collect social research data covering a specific topic through a short interview. Learn about this method of social research, as well as how it differs from other methods like questionnaires and interviews.
3. Using Existing Statistics to Collect Social Research Data
Social research methods often analyze previously collected data, which is known as using existing statistics. Discover the use of prior research, program evaluation strategies, and caution that should be taken when using externally sourced data.
4. Using Archival Research & Secondary Records to Collect Social Research Data
Social researchers typically prefer to use primary data for research projects because it is regarded as more valid and reliable. But sometimes primary data is unavailable or insufficient and social researchers must seek other data sources. Learn about the processes for using archival research and secondary records, including meta-analysis, to collect social research data.
5. Using Experiments to Collect Social Research Data
Social research data is frequently collected using Experiments, a controlled situation which measures effects of causality between variables. Learn the basics of experiments and data collection through examples in social research.
6. Using Content Analysis to Collect Social Research Data
The technique of drawing inferences of data in both quantity and content is known as content analysis. Learn how to recognize the significant aspects of data in the content analysis, as well as the data collection involved in social research.
7. Research Methodologies: Quantitative, Qualitative & Mixed Method
Scientists use a variety of research methods. Explore three types of research methods: quantitative, qualitative, and mixed method, including the strengths and weaknesses of each type.
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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