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SC101 assignment 3

SC101 assignment 3

Dear Students,

each question should be 250  words and cover all all questions please 

Question 1 

1. Watch this video:

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Summarize it.

2. In your textbook, check pages 33-40,

https://resources.saylor.org/wwwresources/archived/site/textbooks/OpenStax%20Sociology.pdf

Summarize it.

Do this afterwards:

 Write down the first three steps of the scientific method. Think of a broad topic that you are interested in which
would make a good sociological study—for example, Are foreign students in the US learning more than those back home? Have  you experienced prejudice in the US? Or any other subject you feel comfortable to research. For each step, write a few
sentences or a paragraph: 1) Ask a question about the topic. 2) Do some research and write down the titles of some articles
or books you’d want to read about the topic. 3) Formulate a hypothesis.

Have this table (page 46) in mind:

Table 2.2 Main Sociological Research Methods 

Sociological research methods have advantagesand disadvantages.

Method Implementation Advantages Challenges
Survey

Advantage:
• Questionnaires
• Interviews
• Yields many responses
• Can survey a large sample
• Quantitative data are easy to chart

Disadvantage:
• Can be time consuming
• Can be difficult to encourage
participant response
• Captures what people think and believe but not necessarily how they behave in real life.

Field Work
• Observation
• Participant observation
• Ethnography
• Case study
• Yields detailed, accurate real-life information

Disadvantages:
• Time consuming
• Data captures how people behave but
not what they think and believe
• Qualitative data is difficult to organize

Experiment
• Deliberate manipulation of social customs and mores.
• Tests cause and effect relationships

Disadvantages:
• Hawthorne Effect
• Ethical concerns about people’s wellbeing

Secondary Data Analysis
• Analysis of government data (census, health, crime statistics)
• Research of historic documents
• Makes good use of previous sociological information

Disadvantages:
• Data could be focused on a purpose other than yours
• Data can be hard to find

question 2. 250 words follow the same instructions as in question 1 asked but about India 

After studying the content of “Assignments” try to design a research using your native country (India)