Second Week of Sociology
Second Week of Sociology Sociology 1101: Introductory Sociology
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Date Created: 01/11/16
Weak: 1/19 and 1/21 Sociology Notes Modern Sociology o Chicago School: 1920’s and 1930’s “American, Modern” Sociology During the 1940’s Sociology was focused more toward the East: Functionalism During the 1960’s Sociology was focused more toward the West: Movement Rights o Symbolic Internationalism: “American” Exchange of symbols via social interactions Textbook: focuses on the relationships among individuals within a society Communications: the exchange of meaning through language and symbols Micro-level: doing everyday activities of humans in a society Urban, Race Relations, Immigration/Labor, and Public Policy George Hebert Mead (1863- 1931) “self”- development via interactions “mind”- ability to act, say, and think “meaning”- construction and sharing Robert Park: Race Relations Charles Cooley: “Looking Glass Self” Erving Goffman: “Dramaturgy” Social Investigation o 2 requirements: Apply the sociological perspective Be curious and ask questions o 4W1H: When, Where, Who, Why, and How o Purpose: Exploratory: new social phenomena Descriptive: provide data Explanatory: explain why and causation Evaluative: how well something works o How: Concepts: symbols Variables: Independent: the variable that is changed Dependent: the variable that results from the change Correlations and Causations Direct: up/up or down/down; +/+ or -/- Indirect up/down or +/- Hypothesis: testable explanations Weak: 1/19 and 1/21 Theories: Testable hypothesis to observe correlations o Research Triangulation: using multiple research methods to maximize strengths and minimize weakness Three Different Tests: 1. Reliability: consistency of an experiment 2. Validity: Accuracy of an experiment 3. Generalization: Applicability of the experiment o Methods: 1. Observations: Generates rich descriptive data Done in “natural” setting Detached: not participating Attached: participating observation Ethnography: Details and Graphics of observation 2. Experimentation: controlled stings, hard to replicate, establish cause and effect, and a control group Hawthorne Effect: people change their behavior because they are being observed 3. Survey: generate a lot of data from large number’s of people Statistical analysis Open and closed questions Populations and samples Historical and 2 Analysis Work with existing sources and data No control over data Suicide: operationalized into a variable
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