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Sociology notes Sociology: identity, groups Psychology- personality traits Emile Durcheim: Suicide: 3 kinds of suicide: 1. Egoistic : occurs when people aren’t connected enough to groups, explains many of the findings 2. Altruistic : Occurs when someone is too connected and commits suicide for the group (example: cult or suicide bomber)and death is a known outcome 3. Anomic : occurs as a result of dramatic societal change which results in lack of goals and uneasiness Katrina: public issues: quality of life, future/ when it’ll be rebuilt, FEMA, institutions not around private troubles may reflect greater issues History vs. biography: history is different opinions, bioraphy makes up larger history An intersection of gioraphy and history: biography is domestic in work force, family is domestic, experience with colelague, while history is that mexicans were forced to stay or go, chicanas always out of work force, domestic was best paying job Sociological imagination: our personal history makes up the history of society so we look at the intersection of us with history Macleod: rags to riches story not always achievable, whites had low aspirations, blacks had aspirations to a normal life Sociology as a science Causation: Probabilistic outcomes can’t make general statement about outcomes, can only talk about likelihood of it happening not absolute patterns amon many individuals Variables : Indepent variable has impact on dependent, example being independent is class or gender and voting is dependent variable. Sometimes a variable can switch depending on situation Deductive/Inductive Thinking : deductive is a classic science, theory leads to hypothesis, collecting data. Inducitve you start with data, look for empirical generalizations and create a theory Research Methods Survey research: Most common method. It consists of written surveys, interviews (can be free flowing or structured), multiple choice (close ended) and essay questions (open ended). It can be qualitative or quantitative. Advantages: If they are good questions, it can be quantitive and get lots of data
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course SOC 100 taught by Professor Auster during the Fall '07 term at F & M.

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