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The Methods of Social Research

LOOKING BACK As to the methods of social research, Montesquieu (1689-1755), Auguste Comte (1798-1857), Emile Durkheim (1858-1917), and Max Weber (1864-1920) each contributed to the development of sociology as a discipline of science. Montesquieu put forth the seedling ideas of…

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A Projective Technique

A projective technique is one of several qualitative research tools for data collection. Participants informally respond to ambiguous stimuli in a drawing or photo thereby revealing tacit values and core assumptions. Here are several possible questions, which may be asked indirectly and without structure: What do…

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Did You Know?

Did you know the following intercultural facts? Indonesia is the world's No. 1 exporter of power-station coal, tin, and palm oil. It is also home to the largest gold mine and the single biggest recoverable copper reserve.1 Jakarta, Indonesia has…

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