Pros And Cons Of Sociological Research

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To properly use the tools, one must adequately comply to the rules. Such as that, are the bindings of sociological research. Sociological research, being a very important topic of study being as it pertains to society of both modern day and the past, requires accuracy as it may be the foundation for many conclusions and further research beyond such conclusion. When it comes to sociological research, regardless of the focused segment of study, there are rules and tools to ensure reliability and credibility. However, much like how a pickaxe cannot properly be used in place of a shovel, the tools of research, more properly known as research methods, have their proper application and can also potentially be used in the wrong ways.
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Causation is something in which has been proven to be a cause to a specific effect. An example of causations would be how light, whether from a bulb or a flame, can directly effect a distance with heat. A correlation on the other hand is more along the lines of a suggestion that may reign true at times, but not all the time and thus cannot be rendered factual or causal. An example of a correlation might be how for some, drinking and driving can lead to a DWI, but in some cases, there are individuals who drink all the time actually tend to focus and drive better under the…show more content…
It includes an Introduction, five principles, and the specific Ethical Standards. The code also presents guidelines for dealing with unethical conduct in sociological practice. Membership to the ASA implies adherence to this code, and sociologists are often required to sign this code of ethics within their respective institutions. Broadly, the five principles of the code include guidelines for professional competence, outlining how sociological practitioners must strive to the highest level of work, remain humble in their expertise and acknowledge their limitations, only embarking in research they are qualified for, through training and education. Sociologists must strive to the highest level of integrity, and must remain honest in their research and in their professional activities. They must not engage in activities that are harmful for others, for their research, or for the discipline. Professional and scientific responsibilities include adherence to the high scientific standards of the discipline, and respecting the work of other sociologists despite potential theoretical disagreements. Sociologists must respect the rights and dignity of all cultures, peoples or societies. They must be aware of their scientific responsibility to the communities and societies in which they live and work, and publicly disseminate their unbiased
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