Sociological research on dating
Most sociological research involves ethnography, or "field work" designed to depict the characteristics of a a population as fully as possible.Three popular social research designs (models) are: Choose a research design and methods that you will need to follow during your sociological research.By Todd Schoepflin I haven’t thought about dating in a while.I guess that’s what happens when you’ve been married for six years. I had the type of the job that was satirized in the movie . I’d stare at my computer screen for eight hours waiting for my shift to end.Since 2013, the use of Internet dating services like Tinder and OKCupid has tripled among Americans ages 18-24, according to the Pew Research Center.It’s a seismic shift, but what does it mean for society?What matters is that you know if you like it or you don’t. Being able to describe a person based on a set of characteristics isn’t very useful.
Ariely, Professor of Behavioral Economics at Duke University, has studied online dating and makes some really interesting comments about the subject in the interview.
“A common concern regarding cyberbullying is that strangers can attack someone, but here we see evidence that there are significant risks associated with close connections,” said Diane Felmlee, the lead author of the study and a professor of sociology at The Pennsylvania State University.
“The large magnitude of the effects of close relationships on the likelihood of cyberbullying, even after controlling for many other factors, was particularly surprising.” The study found that the likelihood of cyberbullying — which the study authors also refer to as cyber aggression, defined as electronic or online behavior intended to harm another person psychologically or damage his or her reputation — was approximately seven times greater between current or former friends and dating partners than between young people who had neither been friends nor had dated.
In terms of dating partners, young people often have resentful and hurt feelings as a result of a breakup, and they may take out these feelings on a former partner via cyber aggression.
They might also believe they can win back a previous boyfriend or girlfriend, or prevent that person from breaking up with them or dating someone else, by embarrassing or harassing him or her.” Titled, “Toxic Ties: Networks of Friendship, Dating, and Cyber Victimization,” the study, which will appear in the September issue of , analyzed survey results from nearly 800 eighth- to twelfth-grade students in 2011 at a public school in a suburb of New York City.