Quantitative and Qualitative Research

Please refer to pgs 17-33 (“Sociological Methods,” “Quantitative and Qualitative,” “Objective vs. Critical,” “Ethics,” and “What Can Sociology Tell Us?”) in the text book.
Choose one of the following prompts and, considering what you have learned from your text and/or other relevant course materials, respond to it in at least one full paragraph of 200-400 words.

-If you were a sociologist, would you prefer to conduct quantitative or qualitative research? Why?
-Do you think qualitative methods are “scientific”? Why or why not?
-Discuss a social question that interests you. How would you go about studying it? What theoretical and methodological perspectives would be most relevant?

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