Sociology stuff

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sociological perspective
social experiences (the groups to which they belong and their experiances within these groups) underlie social behavior
applied sociology
use of sociology to solve problems
theory
general statement about how facts are related to one another
symbolic interactionists
people (face to face) who examine how people use symbpols to share their views
micro-level
small scale interactions
macro-level
large scale interactions
functionalists
focus on macro-level interactions
hypothesis
if-then statement about what will happen in an experiment.
survey
asking individuals a sequence of questions
Participant observation
participating in a research setting while observing what is happening in that setting
Secondary Analysis
Researches analyze data others have collected
Documents
recorded sources- books, newspapers, diaries etc.
experiments
useful for determining a cause-and-effect relationship
unobtrusive measurement
observing the behavior who are not aware they are being studied