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Unformatted text preview: are the chances for any given How is social stratification individual/group in sport? experienced? Empiricism III Empiricism
Ontology refers to how people view the nature of social reality.
– Interpretations and opinions. – Identity. – Feelings. – Actions. Empiricism IV Empiricism
Epistemology refers to what people deem to be appropriate sources of knowledge.
– Commonsense. – Tradition/authority. – Faith. – Science. Unobtrusive Methods Unobtrusive
Unobtrusive methods are used when social scientists wish to observe behaviour from a distance.
– Secondary data analysis (historical and survey methodology). – Content analysis. – Discourse analysis. Reduces the “Hawthorne Effect”. Unobtrusive Metho...
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