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Sociology RMLA 

   Advancement in academia typically depends upon Scientific publishing. The more you publish, the better the first job, the higher the raise, and the faster the promotion. Sadly only 8% of publications come from developing countries, despite the fact that 27% of the scientists live in developing countries and 80% of the scientists. 
   In almost all disciplines in Science students are required to learn about statistics. However, statistics is a difficult topic to learn and learning it in a second language makes it doubly difficult. A primary reason for this is Stataphobia which is the fear of research design and statistics, and not having access to people who can help. Stataphobia makes it most difficult to learn about statistics. Eighty percent of all rejected articles are due to poor research methods.

   Much of what we use across disciplines is the result of the building of research methods in the area of Sociology. We have therefore built a research methods library of Alexandria for Sociology

The components of the Sociology RMLA are:

The General Research methods matrix.  If a student has a question about hypothesis testing they have 5 lectures by different faculty to learn from
Sociology Specific Methods:  This is a collection of lectures presenting Sociology specific research methods, including Quantitative and Qualitative research methods, Social networking, Culture and Ethics, etc.  For each area there are multiple lectures by different faculty to learn(below).



 Introduction to Sociology - Culture and Ethnocentrism - Part 1

 Deviance assessment Introduction to Sociology - Deviance - Part 1



Inductive and Deductive research

 Inductive and Deductive Research Approaches

Operationalization of Concepts


Qualitative Research

 Fundamentals of Qualitative Research Methods: What is Qualitative Research (Module 1)



Sociology Crash Course: Methods: Postal Questionnaires

Sociology Research Methods


Sampling and Sociology

Sampling in Sociology

 Primary and Secondary data


Sociology and the Scientific Method

Sociology & the Scientific Method: Crash Course Sociology #3

Sociology Speculating vs Scientific Method


Social Networking

The Sociological Science Behind Social Networks and Social Influence



A Very Brief Intro to Sociological Theories (A Level / GCSE)


Qualitative Research

Fundamentals of Qualitative Research Methods: What is Qualitative Research (Module 1)

 Quantitative vs Qualitative Research

 Alan Bryman's 4 Stages of qualitative analysis

 Questions and Answers     Dr.Serageldin Course