What did C. Wright mills conclude about divorce?
divorce is not an individual problem but a social concern
why is sociology considered a science?
it uses a systematic study
what is the difference in social science and natural science
Social science – sociologyNatural science – biology/chemistry
pure sociologyapplied sociologyclinical sociology
pure sociology – the basic study of sociologyapplied sociology – using science to prove hypothesis clinical sociology – applies sociology to pratical problems
what did durkehim relate suicide rates to?
what socail scientist applied evolution to societies in order to explain change?
not feeling normal
a construct or model for evaluating specific cases
terms about social class introduced by karl marx and engels
exploited – proletariatexploiters – bourgeoisie
who was jane addams
an early female sociologist, cofounded the famous Chicago settlement house called Hull House and also tried to establish a juvenile court system.
what early sociology advocated research about blacks?
Know the sociological perspectives
Conflict – likes conflictSymbolic interactionist – meaning/ perceptionfunctional – traditional
steps of the scientific method
defining the problemreviewing the literature formulating the hypothesis collecting and analyzing the datadeveloping the conclusion.
is an explanation of an abstract concept that is specific enough to allow a researcher to assess the concept.
why do sociologists conduct “review of the literature”
researchers refine the problem under study, clarify possible techniques to be used in collecting data, and eliminate or reduce avoidable mistakes.
know the difference in independent and dependent variables
independent – prediction dependant – outcome
is the term when participants deviate from their normal routine when they know that they are being studied
who introduced the concept of “value neutrality” to social science
what did George Murdock determine to be a cultural universal
food, shelter and clothing
the idea that your culture is superior
is when a sociologist makes a serious effort to give and unbiased opinion about other cultures
how biology effects human behavior
way a part of a culture spreads to other cultures
things that are normal for a society
norms that govern the difference between right and rude
norms that govern the difference between right and wrong
understand the important concept introduced by George Ritzer
material and non material culture
material culture – The physical or technological aspects of our daily lives. non material culture – Ways of using material objects, as well as cus-toms, beliefs, philosophies, governments, and patterns of communication.
addresses the role of language in shaping cultures