C Chambliss, D. F., & Schutt, R. K. (2016). Making sense of the social world: Methods of
investigation (6th ed). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sag chambliss and Schutt, Chapters 9 and 10, pp. 216-247 and 248-283. ISBN: 978-1-5063-6411-7
Topic: How has the public sector leadership or governance change because of the pandemic?
give an overview of the social science research process from identifying a research question to findings and recommendations.
To identify 4 common errors in research.
To present research as logical and systematic methods.
To present the 4 major goals of social science research.
To present basic social science concepts in research.
To discuss the 2 different components of strategy.
To discuss the different components of a research design.
Student Learning Outcomes for Week 1 Module
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
Explain the process for conducting academic research.
Compare and contrast the 4 major goals of social science research.
Discuss some common errors that occur in social science reasoning
Compare and contrast deductive and inductive research as a strategy.
To construct a reasonable, viable research question.
To begin to define and understand the concepts of theory, variables and units of analysis
Explain various components of research design timelines and panels.
Refer to the questions that should be addressed within these sub-sections and make sure you weave responses to each question into your sections.
At a minimum, you must respond to the following questions within this paper:
Is your study cross-sectional or longitudinal?
What is your unit of analysis?
What is your population?
Discuss the reliability and validity of your measures.
How will the data be analyzed?
What statistical test(s) might be appropriate?
Do your analytical methods mirror those used with similar data on other studies?