Sociological Theory and MethodsStreaming Video - 2009
This multi-section program addresses classical social theory, examining the origins of sociology through the efforts of Marx and Comte to build a holistic science of society; positivism, through a case study of students using surveys to do research on education; interpretivism, through a parallel case study in which students use interviews to carry out their research; and realism, comparing it to classical, positivist, and interpretivist approaches. The video also draws upon a case study of suicide to illustrate how positivist and interpretivist approaches lead researchers to ask very different questions about this key sociological topic.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, , c1996
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (42 min.) :,sd., col., digital file. +,instructional materials (online)