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TSOCWF 390 Introduction to Research (CJ) : 3rd Person Practices

What are 3rd person practices?

Third-person practices in social research use Empirical-Observation Techniques. These techniques involve the quantifiable, measureable and exterior aspects of reality such as:

  • Behavior
  • Physiology
  • Diagnostic statistics
  • Environmental assessments
  • Economic systems
  • Social institutions
  • Political arrangements

Empirical-Observation Techniques

  • Observation
  • Surveys
  • Charts, graphs, statistics
  • Writing and dissemination of case studies
  • Statistical analysis
  • Quantitative research
  • Opinion polls
Validity:
  • Repeatable
  • Controlled conditions
  • Empirical
  • Logical
  • Measureable

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