Sociological Research I
Sociološko raziskovanje I
6.0 ECTS / 60 (30 hours of lectures, 0 hours of exercises, 30 hours of seminars, 0 hours other forms of work)
izr. prof. dr. Samo Uhan
- Undergraduate Programme of Sociology
Part one deals with ideas about the nature of sociological research. Different research strategies are presented with diferent ways of conceptualizing how people and society should be studied. The idea of research design is also introduced. Part two contains issues concerned with quantitative research. We discusse the ways in which we sample people on whom we carry out research and then turn focus on the structured interview which is one of the main methods of data collection in sociological research and in survey research in particular. Part three is concerned with qualitative research. The main features of this research strategy is presented. Students are acquainted with the kind of interviewing that is carried out in qualitative research. Part three addresses the focus group method, etnography and participant observation which are among the main ways of collecting qualitative data.
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