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SOC 401: Capstone (Richards)

Research Guide for Sociology Capstone

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Kyle Jenkins
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Welcome to the course guide for Sociology 401:Capstone Experience (Dr. Richards).

The purpose of sociological research is to investigate and explain how human society functions.

"Although claims and opinions are part of sociology, sociologists use empirical evidence (that is, evidence corroborated by direct experience and/or observation) combined with the scientific method or an interpretive framework to deliver sound sociological research. They also rely on a theoretical foundation that provides an interpretive perspective through which they can make sense of scientific results."

From Little, W. (2014). Introduction to Sociology – 1st Canadian Edition. Victoria, B.C.: BCcampus. Chapter 2: Sociological Research.

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