This text introduces students to the methods and theories of sociology by introducing them to the techniques and investigations of sociologists. It treats sociology as a dynamic social science, dedicated to the sociologist's desire to explain and understand the social world. It provides students with an over the shoulders peek at what social researchers do. In every chapter, the text shows how sociologists approach the discipline in a selective and inductive manner, allowing students to learn about sociology while gaining a new perspective of the world.
Publisher: Cengage Learning, Inc