GCC Sociological Research Chapter Questions

Question Description

I’m working on a sociology discussion question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.

Chapter 3 in Sociology: The Essentials 

Define the following chapter terms:

1) participant observation

2) deductive reasoning

3) inductive reasoning

4) concept

5) hypothesis

6) data

7) scientific method 

Chapter 3 discussion questions (use the textbook chapter):

1) Discuss Sir Francis Bacon’s explanation of the scientific method.

2) What are the different steps in the research design?

Define the following chapter terms:

1) research design

2) qualitative research

3) quantitative research

4) independent variable

5) dependent variable

6) generalization

7) informed consent

Chapter 3 discussion questions (use the textbook chapter):

1) What are the different tools used in sociological research and why?

2) What is the role and importance of ethics in the research process?