SOCI1211_Ihas_Assignment1_14April2018

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1 Tina Ihas Professor Melody Hessing Sociology 1211, Assignment 1 April 14, 2018 Part A: Short Answer Questions What are the components of a dialectical analysis? Provide an example to illustrate. Dialectical analysis can be defined within sociology as the process of determining the issues and nature of social phenomenon through discussion and reasoning, in turn opposition and social contradiction within a society have the ability to transform that society. The goal of dialectical analysis is to delve deeper into ideas and values, examining their significance, and noting their limitations. Dialectical analysis emphasizes four main components, the first of these components being that it is not possible to study one social process independently from another as all social processes are interconnected. The second component in a dialectical analysis states that everything in society is in a constant state of change. The culture of each generation illustrates this, if it were not the case we would not have the roaring 20s or the free loving 60s to look back on. It is not only technology that has changed but also the way people behave in social situations, societal norms and expectations, as well as societal fears. This example segues into the third component, which states that accumulation of changes eventually create a social turning point or qualitative transformation, touching on many things within a society. The lifestyle of today’s children clearly reflects how changes in society have created a turning point within that society; 30 or 40 years ago children played outside from sun up until sun down with very little parental supervision whereas today’s children are kept ‘safely’ indoors. Lastly, the fourth component of dialectical analysis looks at the tensions that form around relationships of power and inequality based on contradictions within society, which act as key drivers of social change. This is apparent throughout modern history, every time someone makes a sign to march for the rights of women or the LGBT community. Word Count 293 Works cited Little, W. (n.d.). Introduction to Sociology (2nd Canadian ed.).
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2 "Dialectical Analysis — Faculty/Staff Sites - UW Oshkosh." 14 Aug. 2010, . Accessed 31 Mar. 2018. What is falsifiability? Why is the principle of falsifiability important to the scientific method? Falsifiability is the ability to attempt to prove, or disprove, a scientific statement, hypothesis or theory through the use of empirical evidence. Although no theory is 100% correct, if it is supported by evidence that shows it to be true, it is falsifiable and it can be accepted as truth. If a scientific theory cannot be disproved using logical evidence based methods as with
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