Why Is Sociological Research Necessary?
Sociologists obtain their knowledge of human behavior through research, which results in a body of inforrnation that helps us move beyond guesswork and common sense in understanding society. The sociological perspective incorporates theory and research to arrive at a more accurate understanding of the: "hows" and "whys" of human social interaction. Once we have an informed perspective about social Issues, such as who commits suicide and why, we are in a better position to find solutions and make changes. Social research. then, is a key part of sociology.