Introducti11 - Introduction In this set of Teachers' Notes...

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Introduction In this set of Teachers’ Notes I want to start to focus specifically on a number of theoretical questions that have to be discussed as part of the AEB " Theory and Methods " section of the syllabus. In particular, we are going to look at the concept of methodology in some detail and, to help us do this we are going to use the area of " sociological explanations of suicide " as the means of understanding: a. The distinction between " methodology " and " methods " and b. The distinction we can make between various different methodologies in sociology (specifically, positivism , realism and Interpretivism ). In basic terms, this will - for all intents and purposes - involve using the study of suicide as a means of illustrating a number of basic differences between the approach of Structuralist and Interactionist sociologists to the study of social phenomena. Thus, this section will do two main things: 1. Provide an understanding of the sociological analysis of suicide (as part of the
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2012 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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Introducti11 - Introduction In this set of Teachers' Notes...

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