Ch 18: Sociological Research Methods

About This Chapter

Get familiar with sociology research, including the different methods and approaches, with these short and flexible videos, texts and quizzes. Make sure you understand the crucial aspects of sociological research by taking the chapter exam.

Sociological Research Methods - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you'll study the positive, interpretive and critical approaches to sociological research before diving in to in-depth lessons on types of research design. These fun and fast video lessons introduce you to true experimental design, ethnography and the pros and cons of quantitative and qualitative research. By the end of the chapter, you'll know how to interpret correlations and assess a research study's quality. Topics covered in this series of lessons include:

  • Purposes of sociological research
  • Research design methodologies
  • Study of cultural phenomena
  • Differences between qualitative and quantitative research
  • Validity and reliability of a study

Professional instructors teach these lessons and offer a flexible learning environment. You can learn about sociological research at any time that fits your schedule and from any location, using your mobile device. These lessons are accompanied by self-assessment quizzes to verify your comprehension of each topic as well as transcripts in case you prefer to read along with the videos.

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