Learning Objectives

2.1 Describe the scientific method and distinguish between qualitative and quantitative research.

2.2 Describe the components of a scientific theory and how a scientific theory is tested.

2.3 Identify key methods of sociological research and explain when it is appropriate to use them.

2.4 Understand the steps in a sociological research project.

2.5 Summarize the importance of learning to do sociological research.