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a scientific approach to knowledge based on "positive" facts as opposed to mere speculation
this problem occurs when sociologists gather data only from men but then use that information to draw conclusions about all people
a social position a person receives at birth or takes on involuntarily later in life
a social position a person takes on voluntarily that reflects personal ability and effort
a status that has special importance for social identity, often shaping a person's entire life
a criminal act against a person or a person's property by an offender motivated by racial or other bias
buying and using products because of the "statement" they make about social position
a socially constructed category of people who share biologically transmitted traits that members of a society consider important
the social knowledge and connections that enable people to accomplish their goals and extend their influence
the study of how health and disease are distributed throughout a society's population
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