Proposal blog

Research on social stratification and the distribution of resources has traditionally focused on two concepts: income inequality and wealth inequality. Income inequality refers to a stratified distribution of income, such as wages received for labor. Wealth inequality refers to the stratified distribution of wealth, including financial assets from equities to real estate. Income inequality is … 

Secondary data analysis blog

Secondary data analysis typically relies upon using statistical quantitative techniques or qualitative coding techniques on previously collected data. Data sources can be large omnibus surveys, government statistics, research conducted by previous researchers or even popular publications. This sort-of research design can carry both advantages and disadvantages. Advantages of secondary data analysis primarily center around the … 

Research Proposal Summary

My research proposal is exploring the dynamics of power in lesbian relationships, specifically if financial power translates into sexual power. Lesbians have been shown to be egalitarian in nature, which has been seen in how housework is divided and childcare is more shared than heterosexual partners. All people are socialized by society in how to perform their … 

Reflections on IRB

The CITI training is closely connected to the IRB. Many IRBs require researchers complete CITI training, which is divided into modules like ethics and the history of the IRB. This can be helpful for researchers to understand the importance of the IRB and the potential harm the committee is trying to avoid. Throughout the course, … 

Reflections on IRB

The CITI training is closely connected to the IRB. Many IRBs require researchers complete CITI training, which is divided into modules like ethics and the history of the IRB. This can be helpful for researchers to understand the importance of the IRB and the potential harm the committee is trying to avoid. Throughout the course, … 

Evaluation and Policy Research

As sociologist, we are constantly prescribing new social programs to help a variety of populations in need. For example, an organization in San Fransisco is trying to navigate how to help young adults who grew up in foster care, transition into adulthood. This organization created an intervention to help provide these teens the skills to … 

Quantitative data analysis

A frequent refrain in public discourse is the old axiom that “correlation does not equal causality.” Statistics can both muddle and clarify this picture. For example, it is very easy to determine association, linear or otherwise, with modern statistics software. However, determining causality is more difficult, and while statistical measures can provide a degree of … 

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