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Chapter Introduction

Imagine that you want to study the prevalence of physical affection between York students on campus. You can start by finding all of the information readily available on the subject, so that you can be as informed about the subject as possible. Sure, you can find information in the York Handbook about inappropriate levels of physical contact during school and school events. But what if you want to go deeper? Beyond printed information, where else is there to look?
Soon, you will find out how to gather original information. This chapter is a general overview of the different types of research methodologies and their pros/cons. You will learn about how to create a sound experiment and perhaps even more importantly, how to interpret the data you will have collected.


In this chapter: