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drawing a random sampling were various people are are equally represented in the population
assumptions about the nature of society
a function that is unintended and unrecognized
logical hypotheses that explains the relationships between various phenomena
an empathetic understanding of subjects studied by sociologist
portrays society as always changing and marked by conflict
special connections that develop between people who have similar jobs, values, and beliefs
defines how variables are related to one another
new information on a specific data done by a previous researcher or public agency
the degree to which people are tied to a social group
a sample drawn so that all members of the population are given an equal chance to be selected.
an analysis of people's lives from their own perspective
subjects in an experiment who are not exposed to the independent variable
an entire group of people to be studied
the scientific study of the human society
specific words and ideas and turning them into numbers
the interrelationship between the world's economies
a method of observation in which the researcher views as an outsider and dose not get involved
a conflict theory in which women explain human life based on their experiences
the ability to see the impact that social forces have on on an individuals life , based on the term by C.Wright Mill
theoretical perspective that focuses on social order
a system of domination in which men exercise power over women
Marx's term for the struggle between capitalists , those who own production and those who do not
symbolic interactionist perspective
gives details as to how individuals interact with in a specific situation
focuses on how people interact with one another based on social situations.
a method of observation in which the researcher takes part in the group being studied.
process of drawing a random sample
a small number of people selected from a larger population
forces that arise due to the part we play in society
an interview in which open-end questions are asked and the respondent answers in freely in their own words.
being exclude from mainstream society
ex: minorities and gay people
a view that focuses on a large part of social phenomena in society
ex: social institutions and inequality
a research method that involves asking questions about opinions, beliefs, or behaviors
the group that is exposed to the independent variable
a function that is intended and seems obvious
a researcher manipulates variables so that their influence can be determined
a special connection that arises when people in a society perform a wide range of jobs and have to depend on one another
when most members of society agree and cooperate on whats best for the population
the practice of producing inexpensive products, building factories,and hiring workers abroad.
an interview in which the researcher asks standardized questions and requires that the respondent choose a standardized answer.
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