Lecture five - Performance – team work Front region and...

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II Problems in Sociological Research A Bias B Methodological Issues Breadth vs. Depth The Reality of Experiments Hawthorne effect – by physically studying something/someone, it might change the outcome C Ethics First, do no harm Human Subject Committees The Organization of Society I Everyday Interaction A Erving Goffman (1922-1982) Everyone’s life is a performance B Importance of social interaction Three reasons: save time by knowing the rules, shows that humans can creatively shape their surroundings, gives us information about the larger social system. C Non-verbal communication Nod, wave, raise hand, posture D Social Rules and Talk – simple responses, not detailed. Ask in return How are you? What did you do yesterday? Where are you going? E Impression management – getting people to respond to you the way you want them to.
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Unformatted text preview: Performance – team work Front region and back region II Social Structure A Status – ascribed positions, involuntary positions into which you are born; achieved positions, positions taken on through own efforts and accomplished. B Roles – refer to the expectations attached to some status position – catalog the ways that some person in that position should behave and the ways he/she should be treated and rewarded. C Socialization – process by which people learn the roles associated with their status positions Methods of socialization – family ties, role conflict - Social Structure – the underlying regularities of patterns in how people behave in their relations with one another....
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