This discussion is designed to help acquaint you with the field of sociology. After you have read the reading assignment and lecture for the week, please respond to all parts of the discussion by the due date assigned:
Identify the four major sociological theoretical paradigms. For each, what are the key tenets? How does each explain how society works?
Which paradigm do you relate to best? How can you use this particular paradigm to explain your decision to attend college?
Which of the four major research methods would you use, and how, to explore why adult students choose to return to college? What are the benefits and flaws of the particular method you chose for your imaginary study?