2.1 Approaches to Sociological Research
For a historical perspective on the scientific method in sociology, read “The Elements of Scientific Method in Sociology” by F. Stuart Chapin (1914) in the American Journal of Sociology: http://openstax.org/l/Method-in-Sociology
2.2 Research Methods
For information on current real-world sociology experiments, visit: http://openstax.org/l/Sociology-Experiments
2.3 Ethical Concerns
Founded in 1905, the ASA is a nonprofit organization located in Washington, DC, with a membership of 14,000 researchers, faculty members, students, and practitioners of sociology. Its mission is “to articulate policy and implement programs likely to have the broadest possible impact for sociology now and in the future.” Learn more about this organization at http://openstax.org/l/ASA.