Sociology Topic 2

Sociology Topic 2 - i) Social and natural sciences differ?...

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Sociology Topic 2- Intro 1) What is sociology? a) Sociology is the scientific study of social interaction and social organization b) Science i) Describes ii) Generalizes iii) Explains iv) Science creates theories (1) Predicts v) Science tests theories (1) Is objective (2) Uses empirical data (3) Should be falsifiable c) Social interaction i) Social (1) People react to each other ii) Interaction (1) Mutual influence through exchange or communication iii) Social Relationship (1) Stable, recurrent pattern of interaction d) Social organization
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Unformatted text preview: i) Social and natural sciences differ? (1) Subject matter (2) Accuracy of models and theories (3) Measurement (4) Quantification ii) Some other social sciences: (1) Psychology (2) Political science (3) Anthropology (4) Economics e) Sociology and illusion i) Collins and Makowsky: (1) Social world as we know it is mostly illusion ii) Two questions about social illusions (1) How much is real and how much is illusion? (2) What part to illusions play in maintaining social life?...
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