Cross-cultural research, Self Concept, Self esteem, and Self-presentation, Attitude Formation, Social Comparison, Personal and Social identity, Social Cognition-Schemas and Heuristics, Attribution Formation, Bystander Effect, Social Influence- Conformity, Compliance and Obedience, Aggression Causes, Social loafing and social facilitation
Be able to:
- Discuss the role of exploration, description, and explanation in social research.
- Discuss the logic and procedures of idiographic explanation.
- Name and discuss the legitimate and false criteria for nomothetic explanation.
- Identify some of the common units of analysis in social research and
explain why it is important.
- Identify and describe some common study designs based on the time dimension.
- Describe the elements and structure of a research proposal
Be able to
- Describe what ‘nonprobability sampling’ is and identify several techniques.
- Identify, describe and explain several types of probability sampling.
- Evaluate choices of ‘nonprobability sampling’ and ‘probability sampling’ in relationship
to the research questions.
- Explain the relationship between (research) populations and sampling frames in social
- Describe the steps involved in selecting a multistage cluster sample