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Units of Analysis (UA). UA –are those units we use to describe in order to create summary descriptions of all such units & Explain differences among them. Four major Units of Analysis– . 1. Individuals – most typical UA in social science: gender, race, income, gpa…

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units of analysis ua

Units of Analysis (UA)

UA –are those units we use to describe in order to create summary descriptions of all such units &

Explain differences among them

four major units of analysis
Four major Units of Analysis–
  • 1. Individuals – most typical UA in social science: gender, race, income, gpa…
  • Example. 1. Older people are more afraid of crime than younger people.
  •  Variables: Age and fear of crime
2 groups family and small frienship groups narrowly defined
2. Groups – family and small frienship groups (narrowly defined)
  • Social groups – another unit of analysis. When analyze groups, the focus is group characteristics – not individuals within groups.
  • Example: compare single vs. double parents family in terms of poverty rate, delinquency…
  • Gangs: compare Asian gangs vs. Latino gangs in terms of criminal activity and group cohesion
3 organizations
3. Organizations
  • Organization – another important unit of analysis. When organization is the UA, the focus is on organizations’ features – not on
  • Individuals within the organization
  • Example: company, college, mental hospitals – compare the size of organization
4 geographic areas
4. Geographic areas
  • Geo- areas --another common UA.
  • It includes neighorhoods, cities, nations…
  • Example 1: The greater the growth air traffic at the city's airport, the greater the economic growth
  •  Vars: growth of air traffic and Economic growth in the city.
  •  example 2. Economic development in a country affects the birth rate.
  •   Vars: Eco Develop. & birth rate
    • Symmetric Measures
  • Value Apporx. Sig
  • Nominal