I Can Statements Name: __________________________ Unit 2: SOCIOLOGICAL INVESTIGATION o I understand the definition of the following terms/people, their significance in Sociology, related terms/people/theories and can connect each to real-life situations or examples: o Empirical Evidence o Reliability o Hawthorne Effect o Concept o Validity o Sample o Operationalization o Correlation o Inductive Logical o Mode o Spurious Correlation o Mean o Max Weber o Median o Androcentricity Thought o Deductive Logical Thought o Overgeneralization 1. I can describe what Lois Benjamin's research suggests. 2. I can describe what the sociological perspective reveals about common sense. 3. I can identify what I must do when measuring subjective concepts, such as social class. 4. I can describe the relationship between reliability and validity. 5. I can identify the independent variable in an experiment or study. 6. I can describe what it means for a researcher to be objective. Chapter 2 Pages: 28-57 7. I can explain why sociologists cannot precisely predict someone’s behavior. 8. I can identify what type of data scientific sociology favors. 9. I can identify what type of change critical sociology wants to bring. 10. I know the ASA’s guidelines for ethical research. 11. I can compare and contrast the closed-ended format and the open-ended format. 12. I can identify the problem with this question: "Do you think that the government should spend less for defense and more for health care?"