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week 3 notes for sociology

by: Katelyn Rinella

week 3 notes for sociology 12050-002

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this covers Monday notes, Wednesday we didn't really do anything except a survey and go over extra credit
Ivanka Sabolich
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Katelyn Rinella on Monday February 8, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to 12050-002 at Kent State University taught by Ivanka Sabolich in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 36 views. For similar materials see INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY in Sociology at Kent State University.


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Date Created: 02/08/16
Sociology Week 3 Notes Other ways to get information  Participant observation (fieldwork) - Research method by which investigators observe people while joining in their routine activity  Experiment - Research method used to investigate cause-and-effect relationships under highly controlled conditions (specific hypotheses) (cannot be done very often) Sociologist use- Documents, newspaper, bank records or unobtrusive measures, to gather information. *No harm should come to the subject of research* Chapter 2: culture Culture= entire way of life of a society Material culture- artifacts or physical objects Non-material culture- abstract human creations (language, beliefs, ideas, values) Values- ideas of what is good and desirable in life (change over time) Norms- expectations or rules of behavior that develop to reflect and enforce values Mores- strong norms that are regarded as morally significant Taboos- define specific acts as loathsome Folkways- not strictly enforced Laws- enacted by a political authority


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