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Chapter 1: Sociological Perspective and Research Methods

Chapter 1 Learning Outcomes

  1. Define sociology and understand what it means to adopt the sociological perspective.
  2. Understand the 3 major theoretical perspectives, apply the perspectives to social issues and connect them to macrosociology and microsociology.
  3. Discuss the contributions of the foundational figures in the field of sociology.
  4. List and explain the steps of the research process.
  5. Distinguish between qualitative and quantitative data, and compare and contrast the methods of analysis. 

 

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