Sport, gender, and method-2

Sport gender and method-2

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Unformatted text preview: Sociology 399 Sociology Sport, Gender, and Research Method Sport, Gender, and Research Method Method While many people make claims about sport on the basis of personal experiences, sociologists systematically analyze empirical evidence before making knowledge claims. In this case, the focus is on the sport­gender­power link. Empiricism Empiricism Disagreement regarding what constitutes empirical research. It refers to the systematic collection of evidence. In general, there are objectivists and subjectivists. Empiricism II Empiricism Objectivists There exists an objective, structured social reality We learn about the world by studying aggregate numerical trends Causal propositions and prediction Subjectivists Social reality is made up of interpretations of the world We collect information on the mind­ sets of social actors Exploration What...
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This note was uploaded on 10/07/2010 for the course ECON 303 taught by Professor Tracey during the Spring '08 term at University of Calgary.

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