Why is the question of a scientific method particularly important in sociology?
What are some of the reasons for ‘objectivity’ being more complicated in social sciences, particularly disciplines like sociology?
How do sociologists try to deal with these difficulties and strive for objectivity?
What is meant by ‘reflexivity’ and why is it important in sociology?
What are some of the things that ethnographers and sociologists do during participant observation?
What are the strengths and weaknesses of participant observation as a method?
What are the basic elements of the survey method? What is chief advantage of this method?
Describe some of the criteria involved in selecting a representative sample.
State some of the weaknesses of the survey method.
Describe main features of the interview as a research method.