Critical vs. Interpretive Research Methods


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This term refers to the points of view used to examine human behavior and its connection to society:

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1. This term refers to a type of research that focuses on understanding subjective experiences, rather than simply observing facts:

2. This term refers to the study of the development, structure and functioning of human society and social problems:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz will point toward vocabulary terms dealing with things like the connection between society and human behavior, the study of human society and problems, and different types of related research.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Expect to be asked about:

  • A term referring to points of view that examine our behavior and its relationship to society
  • Research focusing on subjective experiences
  • The study of development, structure, and functioning of society and social problems
  • Research using analytical thought to debunk faulty sociological claims
  • Examples of research methods

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about different research methods
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding human nature, as it pertains to society, and interpret it correctly
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about humans and society and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Learn what else is offered about research methods by studying further with the lesson, Critical vs. Interpretive Research Methods. With this lesson, you'll further your understanding of:

  • Sociological research
  • Contrasts among the types of sociology
  • Qualities of the types of sociology