By: Elizabeth M Young
Social networking can be viewed in two senses: in the sense of interacting socially and undergoing socialization at sites throughout the Internet, or in interacting socially , and undergoing socialization in the real world. Many sociological constructs consider that human societies are systems which contain subsystems...
By: Elizabeth M Young
The technical and general understanding of the difference between qualitative and quantitative data is that quantitative data is in numerical form. Qualitative data is any data that is not in numerical form. Quantitative data is considered to be "hard" data which is measurable, verifiable, and...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Internet "flame wars" are sometimes the stuff of legend within the tens of thousands of forums that exist on line. Whether the war is a consequence of an individual posting a series of inflammatory and controversial posts, or whether the war is a basic failure...
By: Cody Hodge
How do disputes arise in social networking? A good question, and the answer is that social networking disputes arise because there are actually people running the sites, and using the sites. You can put the person on a computer, but you only turn the computer...
Overcrowded prisons: Analysis and solutions
By: Edgar Arold
I have been to prison in the United States about ten years ago as an inmate and currently live in Thailand and visit prisons as a preacher of the Gospel. The prisons in the U.S. for the most part are like country clubs...
By: Elizabeth M Young
In the simplest form, a hypothesis is an assumption that is a tentative explanation of the facts about something. The hypothesis is made in order to test or to examine the assumption's validity or veracity. Hypotheses are inferential in nature, meaning that there is an...
By: Elizabeth M Young
The most highly regarded and rigorous experimental design in sociological research is the controlled experiment, where artificial conditions are established, the highest standards of internal validity prove that there is no other explanation for the cause and effect relationship, and the highest level of external...
By: Elizabeth M Young
There is rarely the opportunity to perform the classic and most rigorous form of experiment, or The True Experiment, because the first critical requirement is to randomize all selection of test subjects. Second, there must be randomization in all decisions as to which subjects are...
By: Elizabeth M Young
It is the most profound definition of socialization within a family when a child simply states that "Families do things together, and Mom and Dad make the rules." In an era where there can be miles of physical separation between members of a family...
By: Elizabeth M Young
DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS: At the beginning of a study, the descriptive statistics can provide a summary of essential information about the quantitative data that is being examined in more detail in the body of the study. Descriptive statistics simply summarize facts about the data that has...

 

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