Read the following:
Lesson 2 ( 2-SOC 420 Lesson 2 Epistemology_Fall 2022)
Chs.1-2 in Sociology of Religion: Contemporary Developments (3rd edition strongly recommended!)
You should have the Christiano text in hand by this point, since chapters 1-2 will give you a more complete picture of many of the relevant theories and methods prevalent in the sociology of religion. Christiano is also on reserve at the Polytechnic library. In an emergency, you can complete the assignment using only Lesson 2, but doing this only gives the minimum amount of information.
Please also note that you should clearly distinguish between research theories and methods as you write your assignments. Papers that confuse theory and method will need to be rewritten to receive credit. As a refresher, please feel free to refer to the following links if needed:
Understanding social theory (with three common social theories given): org/contents/[email protected].6:[email protected]/1-3-Theoretical-Perspectives” target=”_blank” rel=”nofollow noopener”>https://cnx.org/contents/[email protected]:[email protected]/1-3-Theoretical-Perspectives
Understanding the scientific method: https://cnx.org/contents/[email protected]:[email protected]/2-1-Approaches-to-Sociological-Research#42376
Understanding research methods: https://cnx.org/contents/[email protected]:[email protected]/2-2-Research-Methods