Methodological perspective 

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  • Methodological perspective
  • Positivists
    • Methodological perspective
    • They prefer quantitative data
      • functionalists and marxixts
        • they see sociology as a science
          • they seek to identify trends and patterns
      • Questionnaires
        • structured interviews
          • statistics
            • they are also seen  as the Top down approach
              • they see society as more important than the individual
                • they seek to identify trends and patterns
  • Interpretivists
    • Questionnaires
      • structured interviews
        • statistics
          • they are also seen  as the Top down approach
            • they see society as more important than the individual
      • these methods produce data which is both reliable and  representative
        • Positivists
          • They prefer quantitative data
            • functionalists and marxixts
              • they see sociology as a science
        • they prefer qualitative data
          • Interpretivists
          • interactionist and feminists
            • they prefer qualitative data
            • seek to understand social actors meanings
              • interactionist and feminists
              • they are known as the bottom up approach
                • seek to understand social actors meanings
                • they see the individual as more important than society
                  • they are known as the bottom up approach
                  • they reject the view that  sociology is a science

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