Unformatted text preview: 8-17 • Sociology is the scientific study of human society and social interactions o Has an emperiical component o Collection, analysis, and interpretation of data -Aims to maintan neutrality -Value relevance (selection of issues) vs. Value neutrality (process and method) -State procedure clearly, permit and value replication efforts o Broad range of topics o How individual thought and action is influenced by groups o Global patterns of inequality -ex. Study o Emile durkhelms study of suicide o Suicide as influenced by broader social forces ...
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- Fall '08
- Sociology, Broader social forces, Emile durkhelms