Where would a sociological perspective likely be developed and flourish?
in area experiencing social problems, or significant social changes
The sociological perspective was developed in the areas where
the greatest changes were taking place
The theoretical paradigm in sociology that assumes is a complex system whose parts work together to promote solidarity and stability is the
Which term describes relatively stable patterns of social behavior?
social structure, social functions
Social structures have consequences for the operation of society as a whole. What is the term for these consequences?
What is the term for a social patterns undesirable consequences for the operation of society?
The chief characteristic of the __ paradigm is its view of society as orderly and stable
The framework for building theory that sees society as an arena of inequality that generates conflict and change is the
The statement that social patterns benefit some people while depriving others epersses one of the insights of the
Which orientation uses a broad focus on the social structures that shape society as a whole?
The ___ paradigm is a framework for building theory that sees society as the product of the everyday interactions of individuals
Select the framework that assumes that society is nothing more that the shared reality that people construct as they interact with one another
symbolic interaction paradigm
Which sociological paradigm tends to ignore the importance of larger social structures in society?
A mental construct that represents some part of the world in a somewhat simplified form is a/an
You are asked to measure the age of respndents to your survey. As soon as you apply the measure to each case, you have changed your concept "age" top a/an
You are asked to determine the value of a variable in a specific case. What task have you been assigned
Higher education causes greater earnings over a lifetime. In this example "higher education is"
an independent variable
which of the following is a manifest function of sports?
they are a way to provide physical conditioning
Sports are a way to establish new relationships. Making new relationships is
a latent function of sports
An apparent, although false, association between two or more variables caused by some other variable is termed a
A research method in which subjects respond to a series of items in a questionarire or interview is a/an
A disadvantage of the interview format is that
the researcher may inadvertently influence the subject
You wish to conduct exploratory and descriptive studies of people in a natural setting, using qualitative data. Your budgeted resources are meager. What method should you use?
Which sociological method is a geared toward explanatory research, generates quantitative data, and provides for relatively easy research replication?
Which sociological method is used for gathering information about issues that cannot be directly observed, is useful for descriptive and explanatory research and generates quantitative and or qualitative date
You wish to observe "natural behavior" and you are are unconcerned about replication. Which method should you use?