Sociological Research Methods

4 courses, 25 lectures
3:41:03

Sociology

Objectivity in Social Research

Objectivity in Social Research

In this course, Professor Martyn Hammersley (The Open University) explores the concept of objectivity within sociology and social research. In the first module, we think about the development of the concept from the early...

7 lectures

0:30:31

Prof. Martyn Hammersley

Open University

Sociology

Positivism and Interpretivism in Social Research

Positivism and Interpretivism in Social Research

In this course, Professor William Outhwaite (Newcastle University) explores the positivist and interpretivist approaches to social research. In the first module, we provide an introduction to positivism, before turning in the...

7 lectures

1:09:16

Prof. William Outhwaite

Newcastle University

Sociology

Quantitative Methods in Education Research

Quantitative Methods in Education Research

In this course, Professor Stephen Gorard (Durham University) explores the use of numerical data in education research. In the first module, we think about why numbers are important in sociology and whether the distinction...

5 lectures

1:09:07

Prof. Stephen Gorard

Durham University

Sociology

Feminist Social Research Methods

Feminist Social Research Methods

In this course, Professor Gayle Letherby (University of Plymouth) explores ideas and methods associated with feminist social research. In the first module, we consider feminist critiques of traditional sociological research. In...

6 lectures

0:52:09

Prof. Gayle Letherby

Plymouth University