answer each question please
readings and videos for each part are provided below.
- What are the pitfalls of “common sense” observations and logic? Provide three examples.
- What is “positionality,” and what are its components? How do these components influence our perceptions, understandings, and conclusions about the world—including the questions we ask and our common-sense observations and logic?
- Social research examines patterns of relationships (that is, patterns of interconnections). What three basic themes of patterned relationships/interconnections does social research examine (pages 6-8 [ending before “How Social Research…”])? Provide an example for each of the three basic themes.
- As described by Mencimer, how does Edlin’s poverty research attempt to overcome the pitfalls of common-sense observation and logic, common errors in reasoning, and her own positionality?
- How does Edlin’s research address the three basic themes of patterned social relationships?