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what is sociology?
social science disciplines that examine the human, or social world
the tendency to use your own group's way of doing things as the yardstick for judging others?
what is a group of people who shape their lives in patterns to distinguish their groups from other groups?
ability to understand another culture in terms of that culture's own norms and values
policy of honoring diverse racial, ethnic, religious, linguistic, and national backgrounds
source of socialization forms the foundation for all other socializing agents?
family - the most important agent
lifelong process by which people learn the norms, values, and beliefs of their culture
the experience of real identity, distinct from other people
Karl Marx and his writing were the inspiration for this school of thought ?
assumes society is unified whole that functions because of contributions of separate entities
built primary off the work of George Herbert mead
when you examine small group interactions , and than see how they impact a large society
quality of mind that allows us to understand the relationship between our particular situation in life and what is. happening at a social level
who is responsible for social imagination?
approaching the world without preconceptions in order to see things in a new way?
sense of disorientation you experience upon entering a new environment
what is the biggest difference between quantitative and qualitative research?
quantitative uses numbers while qualitative uses data such as texts, interviews, and photos
what are the steps in scientific method
1. identify a problem or ask a question
2. conduct a literature review
3. form a hypotheis
4. chose a research design or method
5. collect data
6. analyze data
7. disseminate findings
sees the interaction an meaning as a central to society and assumes that meanings are not inherent but are created through interaction
the study of people in their own environments in order to understand the meanings they give to their activities
when researchers identifies the target population of interest then selects a sample of people to be interviewed from that population.
what is the biggest difference between interviews, open ended questions and closed ended questions
both interviews and open questions allow respondents to speak more , when closed ended questions give respondents a choice of answers
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