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sociology week 2 of notes

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sociology week 2 of notes 12050-002

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Date Created: 01/27/16
Introduction to sociology Week 2 Notes Part B Sociological perspective continued Max Weber and the protestant ethic (1864-1920)  Certain aspects of Christian beliefs capitalism Values  Readiness to invest Spirit of  Self-denying approach capitalism  Hard work Verstehen= understanding *dis-agreed with Marx* Capitalism emerged in Europe (France, Poland) American sociology Jane Adams (1860-1935)  Center for research and social thought (hull house)  Nobel peace prize (1931)  First African American with doctorate from Harvard W.E.B. DuBois (1963-1931)  Sociological laboratory in Atlanta- research on African American experiences The souls of the black folk (book) The Philadelphia negro: a social study (book)  Double consciousness- identity through the lens of the particular experiences of African American. Theological perspectives Marco-level of analysis- examining large scale patterns of society (looking at the big picture) Micro-level of analysis- symbolic interactionism- examining the details of everyday life (interactions between individuals) Functionalism/structural functionalism (Parsons, durkehim)  Function- any element that helps society survive  Dysfunctional- opposite of functions  Manifest functions- intentionally  Latent function- opposite of manifest (not intended) Conflict (Marx, Dahrendorf)  Society= groups in conflict  Conflict leads to social change  K. Marx= class struggle exploitation Doing sociological research  Correlation= a consistent association between two or more variables  Spurious correlation= false correlation between 2 variables  Cause= independent variable  Effect= dependent variable  Positive correlation= high rank on a variable is associated with high rank of another variable  Negative correlation= a high rank on a variable is associated with low rank of another variable  Controls= ways of excluding the possibility that some other factors may be influencing the relationship between 2 variables Basic research methods Survey  Population = the total group of people the sociologist is interested in  Sample = part of the population  Random sample = every member of the population in question has the same chance of being selected.


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