2S06-october 2nd- October 6th continued - October 6 2015 G Durkheim 21st Century 1 The Division of Labour We can see this is the social institutions

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October 6, 2015 G) Durkheim & 21st Century 1. The Division of Labour We can see this is the social institutions around us i.e. Education Organizations Micro-level: in the family there is a division of labour perhaps with household Chores 2. The Methodology of Sociology Links theoretical ideas & empirical observations This approach guides quantitative sociology but also sociology as a whole B) Studying Social Facts Social facts External and collective ways in which society shapes, structures and constrains our behaviour Institutions (the economy, politics, etc.) beliefs, practices, norms Statistical facts (birth rates, unemployment rates) Social policies, individual decisions Unemployment rates are statistical facts but also social facts because they have an influence on what gov’ts do, in addition employment rates are statistical facts but also act as social facts because they can shape individual decisions

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