Learning Objectives

2.1 Appraise social research questions based on their feasibility, social importance, and scientific relevance
2.2 Compare the concepts of “theory” and “paradigm”
2.3 Devise a strategy for searching the literature and the web about a research question
2.4 Design a literature review for a research question
2.5 Assess whether a research project is designed to answer primarily a deductive or an inductive research question
2.6 Compare the four standards for social research: measurement validity, generalizability, causal validity, and authenticity