SOC100H5 Lecture 3: Research Methods and Sociological Theory

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Lecture 3: research methods (cnt. ) and sociological theory (taken from the powerpoint "research methods" and "sociological theory", but a lot of details and examples were added from the lecture) "classic lab experiment: method most associated with natural sciences, experiments are used in social sciences- sociology and criminology, testing relationship between variables, test x -> y via an experiment, control group, experimental group, exposed to the independent variable. Tv show game of thrones and the development of anti-social behaviour. Field research (participant observation: qualitative method (depth of understanding, field research is really goof way at arriving at a depth of understanding, guiding questions. Participant observation among gangs in east l. a. - the stickup kids" book, the research that formed the foundation of that book took 6 years. Institutional rebs: research ethics broads: group vulnerability, research risk. 4 major theories in sociology: structural functionalism, conflict theory. 3: symbolic interaction, feminist theory (textbook continues to refer to these 4 theories throughout the course)

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