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Sociological Methods

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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCI 1003
Professor
William Flynn
Semester
Fall

Description
The whole point of research methods is knowledge of the social worldDiff forms of knowledge of the social world and diff ways of knowing itEpistemology how do we know what we knowwhat is realityMethodology is what we know actually what we think we knowSociology is a discipline and a social science therefore there are various methods for deriving knowledge of society and social worldMethods must be disciplined rigorous and agreed uponMethods and theory are intimately relatedmethods seek to answers theoretical questionsGenerally divided between quantitative and qualitative and historical tooQuantitative focus on phenomenon that can be counted quantified and measuredStatistical analysis is the most common formDerived from Aug
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