Ch 37: GACE Behavioral Science: Sociology Research Methods

About This Chapter

Let us help you brush up on facts about sociology research as you study for the GACE Behavioral Science exam. Our video lessons let you review material that may help with these types of exam questions.

GACE Behavioral Science: Sociology Research Methods - Chapter Summary

Use this chapter's lessons to review information on types of sociology research, experiment design and how to assess validity in preparation for the GACE Behavioral Science exam. Our videos will help you correctly answer questions on the following topics:

  • Approaches to sociological research
  • Types of research design
  • True experiment design
  • Quantitative and qualitative research
  • Ways to interpret correlations in research results
  • How to assess the validity and reliability of a research study

Our instructors are experts in the field, and they have put together lessons that are informative and enjoyable. If you have any questions after finishing the lessons, you can contact the instructor for additional help.

Objectives of the GACE Behavioral Science: Sociology Research Methods Chapter

Passing the GACE Behavioral Science exam is one of Georgia's requirements for certification to teach the subject in grades 6-12. The exam consists of two tests, and questions on the material this chapter covers are on test II, in the sociology subarea. This subarea accounts for 80% of test II's total score.

All the questions are multiple-choice, and the exam is computer-delivered. The questions are in several formats, but in all of them, you will be presented with several options and must choose the best answer. The quizzes that follow each of our video lessons are multiple-choice like the GACE exam. These quizzes also offer an opportunity to gauge your learning and see where you might need further review.

6 Lessons in Chapter 37: GACE Behavioral Science: Sociology Research Methods
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What is Sociological Research? - Positivist, Interpretive and Critical Approaches

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

Human society is a complex network, and there are many ways to study it. In this lesson, we'll look at three approaches to sociology: positivist, interpretive and critical.

Types of Research Design

2. Types of Research Design

There are questions to be answered in all areas of psychology. How are these questions answered by professionals in the field? This lesson covers several different options researchers can use to approach such questions.

The True Experimental Research Design

3. The True Experimental Research Design

You need to set up a true experiment to test a hypothesis and demonstrate a cause and effect relationship. This lesson will teach you how this is accomplished and when you are forced to use other research designs.

Quantitative vs. Qualitative Research

4. Quantitative vs. Qualitative Research

In this lesson, we identify the differences between quantitative and qualitative research methods in the social sciences. We also discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each approach.

How to Interpret Correlations in Research Results

5. How to Interpret Correlations in Research Results

Perhaps the most common statistic you'll see from psychology is a correlation. Do you know how to correctly interpret correlations when you see them? This lesson covers everything you need to know.

Validity and Reliability: How to Assess the Quality of a Research Study

6. Validity and Reliability: How to Assess the Quality of a Research Study

Many psychologists and teachers complete research studies. How can you tell if a study was done well? This lesson will cover many criteria for a good quality study, including types of reliability and validity.

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