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SOC 333 Week 2 DQ 1 Use of Theory NEW
Use of Theory. Once a literature review has been completed,
important theories can be highlighted that will support your
research topic. For example, particular groups may naturally
link to known theories, such as feminist theory for women’s
perspectives, or queer theory for perspectives from the LGBT
community. Or based on your research approach (quantitative,
qualitative, or mixed method), there may be established
theories which help you interpret findings. For example,
variables in quantitative research can have established
meanings and protocols.
This discussion helps you understand how this aspect of
research can help you in supporting your ideas by using
theoretical approaches developed and proven by researchers
who have come before you. In your initial post, address the
Why do you think the literature review can determine the
theory that may be used in a study?
Come up with examples of independent, dependent,
intervening, moderating, control, and confounding variables.
Which of these do you think are most useful in research for
your particular work field or discipline of study, and why?
Discuss the importance of theory in quantitative research. By
comparison, how different is the use of theory in qualitative
What are the factors that make theory use in mixed method
studies unique, and why?
How does the transformative paradigm in theory specifically
relate and support advocacy and social justice in communities?
Hint: Review the examples in the course text and consider
specific societal issues in your community which may apply