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SOC 101, Week 2

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SOC 101, Week 2 SOC 101

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Introduction to Sociology
Hanson, S.
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Anna Borges on Wednesday February 3, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to SOC 101 at Catholic University of America taught by Hanson, S. in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 10 views. For similar materials see Introduction to Sociology in Sociology at Catholic University of America.


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Date Created: 02/03/16
I. Scientific Method a. Accuracy- correct description b. Precision- exact c. System- organized data d. Recordings- record everything e. Objectivity f. Controlled conditions II. Research Wheel a. Theory Methods  Findings III. 3 Major Orientations a. Pure Science i. Dominant view ii. Looked at human behavior iii. Positivist b. Applied Science i. Subjective ii. Trying to relevant iii. Social problems iv. Phenomenology/ symbolic interaction c. Critical Science i. Want to create social change ii. Looking for improvement to society IV. Status a. Ascribed i. Born into 1. Gender 2. Race 3. Social class b. Achieved i. Education ii. Career V. Max Weber a. “Vorstehen”- idea that you won’t ever know someone until you walk around in their shoes b. Cross-country analyses c. Believed in bureaucracy d. Had a subjective understanding of the world e. Showed that the structure of society comes from three sources i. Political ii. Economics iii. Cultural f. Economic arrangements i. Ideas ii. Cultures iii. Behaviors VI. August Comte a. Father of sociology b. Functionalist c. Believed in homeostasis and status quo VII. Emile Durkheim a. 1897- published a book on suicide i. Took macro approach and looked at how rates varies 1. Higher rates in unmarried vs. married, living alone vs. with others, urban vs. rural, Protestant vs. Catholic


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