chapter 2 - • sociology involves debunking • normative...

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chapter 2 sociological research methods 12/02/2008 12:03:00 Common sense and sociological: suicide Common sense may tell us that people who threaten to commit suicide will  not commit suicide o Sociological research indicates that people who threaten to kill  themselves may attempt suicid Common sense may tell us that suicide ic caused by despair o Research suggusts tha The commonview of suicide was that it’s a sin, crime and mental illness altruistic suicide- anomic suicide- disconnected fatalistic suicide-peoples whos lives are over regulated
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Unformatted text preview: • sociology involves debunking • normative o `the normative approach uses religion cumsom habit traditionsand law to answer important questions • emperiacal approach o atemptst ot answer q’s through systematic collection and analysis 12/02/2008 12:03:00 ← culture • culiure is essential for survival and communication with other people • culture is learned through interaction, observation and imitation • culture is fundamental for the survival of societys ← 12/02/2008 12:03:00 ←...
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course HIST/POLS 1301/2301 taught by Professor Drbrown/prof.alexander during the Spring '08 term at Dallas Baptist.

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