There are a few types of research methods that sociologist might use try and figure out things that might need resolving in society. The main research methods are Quantitative, Qualitative and Observational work. Quantitative and Qualitative are surveys and really doesn’t interact much with the public, while observational work observe and interact with someone is studying. When asked to visit journal square, I did the observational work and saw what people are doing, who I saw and see the types of cultures that populate the place around the time I went to visit.
Quantitative study is basically based on doing surveys that are short and simple with fixed answers. It mainly has some type of fixed answer that is in a rank and people would just circle one. Qualitative work is a little bit more different in the way that it’s more in depth and requires some to answer in complete sentences (Class notes 10/24/08). The person or company that’s doing the survey and it’s qualitative, and then they want more elaborated answers for a better point of view of the one doing the survey and could figure out more problems to fix or change. Those to research methods couldn’t be done with the visit to Journal Square, mainly because I was looking for specific things that a survey might not answer and the things that I wanted to look for basically could be done with observational work.
The first visit that I did to Journal Square, it was around the nine o’clock in the morning while I was walking to Saint Peter’s College. At that time it was pretty hectic because of all the amount of people either going to work or school or just trying to catch the path train or the transit bus to go somewhere. A large amount of multicultural groups of people were passing through journal square. Different types of cultures were there, and it could’ve either been culture as in race or culture as in the types of people that always go...