Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the four common errors in everyday reasoning.
  2. Define social science compared with pseudoscience.
  3. Explain the motivations of social research.
  4. Identify the four types of social research.
  5. Explain the difference between the positivist and constructivist orientations to social research.
  6. Understand the differences between quantitative and qualitative methods and the advantages of mixed methods.