What is Sociological Research? - Positivist, Interpretive and Critical Approaches


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Which primary theoretical perspective in sociological research relies the most upon empirical evidence and the scientific method?

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1. Which of these is most likely to be said by a positivist sociologist?

2. Max Weber stressed that _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

An important aspect of human behavior is studying how we interact within societies. This quiz/worksheet combo will help test your understanding of sociological research. You'll be tested on areas that include positivist, interpretivist, and critical sociology.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following aspects of sociological research:

  • Types of research
  • The definition of sociology
  • The importance of sociological research

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of sociological research
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as positivist, interpretivist, and critical sociology
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding human behavior in societies
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the types of research in sociology

Additional Learning

To learn more about sociological research, review the accompanying lesson titled 'What is Sociological Research? - Positivist, Interpretive and Critical Approaches.' This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define sociology
  • Understand the importance of sociological research
  • Discuss theories of sociological research