Which research method should Bob use to know what people like or dislike about scary movies

Bob O’Brien wishes to know what people like or dislike
Subject: Sociology    / General Sociology
Question

Bob O’Brien wishes to know what people like or dislike about scary movies. Given his interest, which research method should Bob use?
a.

accretion measures
b.

participant observation
c.

survey
d.

use of existing statistics
e.

experiment

1 points

QUESTION 2

In sociology, qualitative researchers

use methods that can be traced back to the work of Emile Durkheim.

seek to gain an interpretative understanding of the social world.

assume social data can be treated in much the same way as data about the physical world.

tend to focus on the use of existing statistics.

all of these

1 points

QUESTION 3

Researchers who use observational techniques

may ask questions of the subjects of their research.

all of these

may be known to the subjects of their research.

may be unknown to the subjects of their research.

may ask no questions of the subjects of their research.

1 points

QUESTION 4

Which of the following statements about surveys is not true?

Surveys may be administered in person, or in writing.

Surveys can be used to gather data from a large number of people.

Surveys are good ways to gather demographic data.

Surveys are good ways to gather data about people’s actual behaviors.

Surveys are good ways to gather data about people’s attitudes.

1 points

QUESTION 5

Jessica Dowe wants to know whether teachers on playground duty interact more with boys or with girls. Given her interest, which research method should Jessica use?

experiment

survey

use of existing statistics

observation

accretion measures

When studying the culture of a society, sociologists argue that the sample derived from the population must be fairly large in order to be representative. Why would sociologists make this assertion?