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Side Panel Expand side panel Breadcrumb: Discussions List View Topic Settings Help Search Seek and You Shall Find Seek and You Shall Find Available: Monday, January 14, 2019 12:00 AM CST – Sunday, January 27, 2019 11:30 PM CST. Subscribe K2 – Chapter Two Kendall Sociological Research Methods: This chapter is organized in a way that should be helpful for helping you to learn how sociology uses science to find the answers to society. The basic concepts for the research process – steps in research, independent and dependent variables, hypothesis, causal relationship, correlation relationship, and methods are common to research, not just sociological research. The difference for sociology is what we use for our studies. We use social: behaviors, attitudes, values, to find patterns in society. Auguste Comte felt sociology should be the top of the research pyramid because our unit for study is a social unit – people! Not as easy to quantify and oxygen and hydrogen. One of the studies in the chapter uses a questionnaire about suicide is illustrated and Durkheim’s classical study on suicide is also presented. You may remember Emile Durkheim from the first chapter. In this discussion, pick a topic to discuss – suicide, hope, self-esteem, anomie, music, laughter, etc. – your choice. Finding an article in the media or thinking about a social event might help. Consider methods and hypothesis, how would you like to study what you are interested in and why.