Write a brief essay (2 – 3 pages) answering the following questions. Please be very careful to cite your resources, including the textbook and any other resources you may use.
1. Skim through the topics to identify the types of questions that social science researchers examine. What topic do you find most interesting?
2. Social science researchers use both qualitative and quantitative research methods.What is the difference between the two? How might a social science researcher explore your topic from a quantitative perspective? How could a researcher approach your topic from a qualitative perspective?
3. What is the difference between causality and correlation? How might causality and correlation be confused when you consider your topic?
4. Identify and explain one method that a social scientist may use to collect data on the topic that you identified in question 1.