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the special point of view of sociology that sees general patterns of society in the lives of particular people.
a scientific approach to knowledge based on positive facts as opposed to mere speculation.
a framework for building theory that sees society as a complex system whose parts work together to promote stability.
a framework for building theory that sees society as an arena of inequality that generates conflict and change.
a point of view that focuses on inequality and conflict between women and men.
a point of view that focuses on inequality and conflict between people of different racial and ethnics categories.
a framework for building theory that sees society as the product of the everyday interactions of individuals.
the study of sociology that focuses on discovering the meanings people attach to their social world.
the personal traits and social position that members of a society attach to being female and male.
a research method in which subjects respond to a series of statements or questions on a questionnaire or in an interview.
a research method in which investigators systematic observe people while joining them in their routine activities.
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