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3: Science in Sociology

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    • 3.1: Chapter 16 Research Methods
    • 3.2: Doing Sociological Research
    • 3.3: The Stanford Prison Experiment
      In 1971, Philip Zimbardo of Stanford University conducted his famous prison experiment, which aimed to examine group behavior and the importance of roles. Zimbardo and his team picked a group of 24 male college students who were considered “healthy,” both physically and psychologically. The men had signed up to participate in a “psychological study of prison life,” which would pay them $15 per day. Half were randomly assigned to be prisoners and the other half were assigned to be prison guards.
    • 3.4: The Scientific Method- Steps, Examples, Tips, and Exercise
      The scientific method is an important tool to solve problems and learn from our observations. There are six steps to it: Observe and Ask Questions Research Formulate a Hypothesis Test your hypothesis Conclude Share Results The goal of the scientific method is find out the truth. Let's try.


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