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Polygamists in the United States seek marriage with multiple spouses, despite laws against such practices and broad social disapproval. Individuals who belong to this group are an example of ______.
When sociologists discuss society, they mean the specific geographic boundaries associated with a state.
Within a society, the behavior, beliefs, knowledge, practices, values, and materials of the majority are collectively referred to as ______.
Jonah wants to attend a prestigious Ivy League university across the country, but his family cannot afford the tuition. He's also a little uneasy about being so far away from home. This situation demonstrates that Jonah's choices are constrained by social forces.
C. Wright Mills would assert that the sociological imagination enables us to ______.
understand the relationship between history and our own lives
Evidence suggests the most significant income-based inequality found in the U.S. is based on the factor of ______.
A society's religiosity is unrelated to social change.
What constitutes social institutions?
rules of conduct
When sociologists examine the gap between advantaged and disadvantaged people, which core area of study are they focusing on?
The study of declining pregnancy rates amongst 20- to 30-year-old women could reveal general themes about everyday life to a sociologist.
What represents a field of study for sociologists?
how individuals shape society
general themes in everyday life
how individuals are shaped by society
According to Durkheim, a sociologist who is examining social facts would look at a culture's ______.
The essence of Durkheim's suicide study was showing a connection between ______.
the behavior of an individual and the surrounding society
Durkheim argued that the four types of suicide he identified provided clues about the importance of social integration and regulation.
The study of sociology strives to uncover ______.
fundamental social processes
Imagine that a sociologist was observing your family. What aspect of your family life would be the most relevant area to study?
Who makes decisions for your family?
Match the type of research with its descriptor.
A sociologist wants to study the relationship between gender and attitudes toward gun ownership. In this research, "gender" represents the ______.
A sociologist wants to determine if disclosures about mental health treatment affect a public official's approval ratings. She examines two periods of newspaper and social media coverage, assessing key words used to describe two officials both before and after disclosure. What kind of research is taking place?
Participant observation is an important quantitative research method used by sociologists.
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