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Situates life with broader social forces(Connecting ones personal experiences with society)
beleived in "social physics" that discovering logic or of set of laws to explain how society works
To understand why people act the way that they do we must attach the meanings people attach to their actions
examines how social cohesion is mantained or not maintanined, divisions of labor influences how we relate to eachother.
the idea that society functions like a body, has muliple parts that serve specific roles for societys survival
an institutionalized entity or artifact that is invented by participants in a particular culture that exsists because people belive that is exsists.
not concerned with uniquness phenomena rather concerned with commonalities that can be abstracted acrosscases
seeks to understand locall interactional contexts, ethnographic usually contaning obervation and in depth interview
standard rules that scientists use to establish relationship between social elements.
seeking information but cant put in numerical form. observing, writting down summerizing.
starts off with a theory, makes imperical observations, then cofirms the original theory.
a measured factor that the researcher beleives has impact on the dependant variable
data that collects information from newspapers, reports, newspaper articles, journals, and diaries.. etc
systematic analysis of content rather than structure of communication such as written work, speech or film.
the extent to which we can claim that our findings inform us about a group larger than the one we studied
one social role in the prison influences wether people would be aggressive or passive.
functions of education
teaching basic skills such ass reading and writing and well as specific skills needed for the workplace.
culural and social recources that people use to their advantage in variouse situations.
the nonacademic socialization and training that takes place in the schooling system.
conflict with education
growth of education fueled by competition for a few good jobs, and encouraged by employers who gain well-trained (over trained employees willing to work for less money.
an over emphasis on credentials (college degrees) for signaling social status or qualifications.
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