Sociology 101Exam 1 Review GuideSpring 2013Terminology and Key Points– Make sure that you are familiar with each of these terms or conceptsIntroduction (McIntyre Ch. 2)Discipline of sociology/sociological perspectiveSociological imaginationTrouble vs. issueIndividualismSocial institutionsDurkheim’s sociological understanding of suicideKey points of Mills articleTheory (McIntyre Ch. 3)FunctionalismConflictSymbolic InteractionismMacro theory vs. micro theoryAppling theories to Prison Town, USAKey points of Colomy articleMethods (McIntyre Ch. 5 & 6)Quantitative vs. qualitative researchConstructsConceptsVariable: independent and dependentPositive and negative relationshipsHypothesisOperational definitionsMethods: survey, field research, unobtrusiveresearch, experimentHawthorne effectGuidelines/rules for survey questions and true experimentsTriangulationEthics of social researchMean, median, and modeKey points of Adler articleCulture (McIntyre Ch. 7)
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