Sociological Research Proposal
Using sociological methods and systematic research within the framework of the scientific method and a scholarly interpretive perspective, sociologists have discovered workplace patterns that have transformed industries, family patterns that have enlightened parents, and education patterns that have aided structural changes in classrooms.The students at that university cafeteria discussion put forth a few loosely stated opinions.
The following sections describe these approaches to knowledge.
It might seem that science is about discoveries and chemical reactions or about proving ideas right or wrong rather than about exploring the nuances of human behaviour.
However, this is exactly why scientific models work for studying human behaviour.
One person says, “It’s weird how Justin Bieber has 48 million followers on Twitter.” Another says, “Disney World is packed year round.” Those two seemingly benign statements are claims, or opinions, based on everyday observation of human behaviour.
Perhaps the speakers had firsthand experience, talked to experts, conducted online research, or saw news segments on TV. “I don’t see why anyone would want to go to Disney World and stand in those long lines.” “Are you kidding?! Students take sides, agreeing or disagreeing, as the conversation veers to topics such as crowd control, mob mentality, political protests, and group dynamics.