About Sociological Research
Sociology is the scientific or systematic study of human societies. It is a branch of social science (with which it is informally synonymous) that uses various methods of empirical investigation and critical analysis to develop and refine a body of knowledge about human social structure and activity, often with the goal of applying such knowledge to the pursuit of social welfare. Its subject matter ranges from the micro level of face-to-face interaction to the macro level of societies at large.
Sociology is a broad discipline in terms of both methodology and subject matter. Its traditional focuses have included social stratification (or class), social relations, social interaction, religion, modernity, culture and deviance, and its approaches have included both qualitative and quantitative research techniques. As much of what humans do fits under the category of social structure or social activity, sociology has gradually expanded its focus to further subjects, such as medical, military and penal organizations, the mass media, and even the role of social activity in the creation of scientific knowledge.
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What is empirical research?
A sociology article is only empirical if a reader is given enough information to be able to repeat the study and either verify or disprove it. Therefore, the following elements should be present:
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