Key Issues and Learning Outcomes - Chapter 1
Key issues in this chapter
- The nature of sociological inquiry and the role of sociology
- Sociology and 'common sense'
- An introduction to sociological theory
- An introduction to research methods
By the end of this chapter you should be able to...
- understand some of the debates concerning the role of sociology within society
- recognize the distinction between sociology and 'common sense'
- discuss some of the different sociological theories
- recognize the different research methods and understand the relationship between theory and method