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What this unit is about
What is sociology?
What skills you will learn from studying this unit
The structure of the unit
Reading advice and other resources
Hours of study and use of this subject guide
The examination and examination advice
Section A: Social theory and research
Chapter 1: What is sociology?
Aims of the chapter
Learning objectives
Essential reading
Further reading
Works cited
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Approaching sociology
1.3 What is sociology?
1.4 Sociology and commonsense
1.5 Thinking sociologically
1.6 The individual and society
1.7 Socialisation and identity
A reminder of your learning outcomes
Chapter 2: Sociological research
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Some principles of sociological research
2.3 Research designs: planning and choice
2.4 Major research designs in sociology
2.5 Research methods
Chapter 3: Theory and research
3.1 Methodology revisited
3.2 Positivism
3.3 Interpretivism
3.4 Realism
Chapter 4: Theories and developments
Chapter structure
4.1 Origins of sociology
4.2 Sociological theories
4.3 Bringing the individual back in
4.4 Postmodernity and sociology
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