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September 6, 2007 Chapter 4: Using Empirical Research to Study Families I. What is Sociology?  a. The scientific study of human social interactions. b. What are the social influence that contribute to different social factors like  divorce, or why someone dates certain types of people II. The Sociological Imagination a. The ability to place seemingly personal problems in the context of social  structure and see them as public issues III. The Metaphor of the Theater a. Roles -expected performance of someone who occupies a specific position.  i. Mother/Father ii. Husband/Wife iii. Girlfriend/Boyfriend b. Stage and Structure -social structure is the stage for which we play out our  roles i. Role of mother is played out in the stage of family ii. Primary role is student iii. Roles are interrelated w/ one another IV. The 4 Fundamental Questions About Human Interaction -talk about these  throughout the course  a. How does the association come into being? i. Why do we date who we date?
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