Sociological Research Methods4 courses, 25 lectures
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...
Prof. Martyn Hammersley
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...
Prof. William Outhwaite
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...
Prof. Stephen Gorard
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...
Prof. Gayle Letherby