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Name: Approaches to Sociological Research
ID: m42796
Language: English (en)
  • Define and describe the scientific method
  • Explain how the scientific method is used in sociological research
  • Understand the function and importance of an interpretive framework
  • Define what reliability and validity mean in a research study
Subject: Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Keywords: Dependent variables, Empirical evidence, Hypothesis, Independent variables, Interpretive framework, Literature review, Operational definitions, Reliability, Scientific method, Validity
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: OpenStax College (
Copyright Holders: Rice University (
Maintainers: OpenStax College (, Sociology Cap (

Latest version: 1.3 (history)
First publication date: Jan 27, 2012 3:59 pm +0000
Last revision to module: Jun 12, 2012 11:37 am +0000


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