Social research

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Social research is a research conducted by social scientists following a systematic plan.wikipedia
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Research

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Social research is a research conducted by social scientists following a systematic plan.
There are several forms of research: scientific, humanities, artistic, economic, social, business, marketing, practitioner research, life, technological, etc.

Sociology

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Methods rooted in classical sociology and statistics have formed the basis for research in other disciplines, such as political science, media studies, program evaluation and market research. Statistical sociological research, and indeed the formal academic discipline of sociology, began with the work of Émile Durkheim (1858–1917).
Social researchers draw upon a variety of qualitative and quantitative techniques.

Political science

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Methods rooted in classical sociology and statistics have formed the basis for research in other disciplines, such as political science, media studies, program evaluation and market research.
Political science is methodologically diverse and appropriates many methods originating in social research.

Program evaluation

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Methods rooted in classical sociology and statistics have formed the basis for research in other disciplines, such as political science, media studies, program evaluation and market research.
Program evaluations can involve both quantitative and qualitative methods of social research.

Antipositivism

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These disputes relate to the historical core of social theory (positivism and antipositivism; structure and agency).
The enhanced positivism of Émile Durkheim served as foundation of modern academic sociology and social research, yet retained many mechanical elements of its predecessor.

Social science

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Social research is a research conducted by social scientists following a systematic plan.
The term "social research" has also acquired a degree of autonomy as practitioners from various disciplines share in its aims and methods.

Survey (human research)

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Survey research
Surveys are used to increase knowledge in fields such as social research and demography.

Quantitative marketing research

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Quantitative marketing research
As a social research method, it typically involves the construction of questionnaires and scales.

Statistics

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Methods rooted in classical sociology and statistics have formed the basis for research in other disciplines, such as political science, media studies, program evaluation and market research.
Statistical techniques are used in a wide range of types of scientific and social research, including: biostatistics, computational biology, computational sociology, network biology, social science, sociology and social research.

Émile Durkheim

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Statistical sociological research, and indeed the formal academic discipline of sociology, began with the work of Émile Durkheim (1858–1917).
Durkheim's seminal monograph, Suicide (1897), a study of suicide rates in Catholic and Protestant populations, pioneered modern social research and served to distinguish social science from psychology and political philosophy.

Positivism

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These disputes relate to the historical core of social theory (positivism and antipositivism; structure and agency). Social research began most intentionally, however, with the positivist philosophy of science in the early 19th century.
Émile Durkheim (1858–1917) reformulated sociological positivism as a foundation of social research.

Auguste Comte

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While Durkheim rejected much of the detail of Auguste Comte's philosophy, he retained and refined its method, maintaining that the social sciences are a logical continuation of the natural ones into the realm of human activity, and insisting that they may retain the same objectivity, rationalism, and approach to causality.
His concept of sociologie and social evolutionism set the tone for early social theorists and anthropologists such as Harriet Martineau and Herbert Spencer, evolving into modern academic sociology presented by Émile Durkheim as practical and objective social research.

Paul Lazarsfeld

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Paul Lazarsfeld founded Columbia University's Bureau of Applied Social Research, where he exerted a tremendous influence over the techniques and the organization of social research.
The founder of Columbia University's Bureau of Applied Social Research, he exerted influence over the techniques and the organization of social research.

Bureau of Applied Social Research

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Paul Lazarsfeld founded Columbia University's Bureau of Applied Social Research, where he exerted a tremendous influence over the techniques and the organization of social research.
The Bureau of Applied Social Research was a social research institute at Columbia University which specialised in mass communications research.

University of Frankfurt Institute for Social Research

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Institute for Social Research, Germany
The Institute for Social Research (Institut für Sozialforschung, IfS) is a research organization for sociology and continental philosophy, best known as the institutional home of the Frankfurt School and critical theory.

Mass-Observation

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Mass Observation, United Kingdom
Mass-Observation was a United Kingdom social research organisation founded in 1937.

NORC at the University of Chicago

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National Opinion Research Center, United States
NORC at the University of Chicago is one of the largest independent social research organizations in the United States.

Life history (sociology)

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Life history
The narrative interview as a method for conducting open narrative interviews in empirical social research was developed in Germany around 1975.

Survey methodology

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Surveys and questionnaire
Social research

Philosophy of science

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Social research began most intentionally, however, with the positivist philosophy of science in the early 19th century.
Comte's positivism established the initial philosophical foundations for formal sociology and social research.

Census

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Social scientists employ a range of methods in order to analyse a vast breadth of social phenomena: from census survey data derived from millions of individuals, to the in-depth analysis of a single agent's social experiences; from monitoring what is happening on contemporary streets, to the investigation of ancient historical documents.

Media studies

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Methods rooted in classical sociology and statistics have formed the basis for research in other disciplines, such as political science, media studies, program evaluation and market research.

Market research

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Methods rooted in classical sociology and statistics have formed the basis for research in other disciplines, such as political science, media studies, program evaluation and market research.

Quantitative research

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Social research methodologies can be classified as quantitative and qualitative.