Research Methods in Sociology – An Introduction
An introduction to research methods in Sociology covering quantitative, qualitative, primary and secondary data and defining the basic types of research method including social surveys, experiments, interviews, participant observation, ethnography and longitudinal studies. Why do social research? The simple answer is that without it, our knowledge of the social world is limited to our immediate and…
Our waning interest in Pornography and Patriarchy?
Here’s an interesting correlation between the quantities of books published on Pornography and Patriarchy… This is from Google ngram viewer, which searches the content of five million books. If you take it at face value, then public interest in both pornography and patriarchy peaked around 1995, and have been declining at a similar rate ever…
Evaluating the Functionalist Perspective on Education
A range of quantitative and qualitative evidence which both supports and criticises the Functionalist view of education.
Secondary Qualitative Data in Sociology
Secondary Qualitative Data is information that already exists in written or audio visual format. Secondary Qualitative Data typically take the form of documents – and there are a huge variety of them. They include government reports, newspapers, novels, letters, diaries, as well as pictures, and television and radio output. It is useful to distinguish between official…
The Hyper Globalist View of Globalisation
hyper globalists argue globalisation is a positive process of economic growth and increasing prosperity for the majority and the spread of democracy.