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Week 3: “On being sane in insane places” 1. Write a concise one-paragraph summary of this article, including the researcher’s research question, his research design (how and where he collected data) and his findings. 2. The method Rosenhan used is called participant observation. What are the advantages and disadvantages of the method in this particular case? 3. This study uses the labeling theory of deviance, in which the label of “mentally ill” acts as a stigma in the location of the mental hospital. Primary and secondary educational institutions share some characteristics with psychiatric hospitals.
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Unformatted text preview: They are hierarchically structured, closed communities with a clear distinction between the students (who are defined as needing education) and the staff (who are defined as having knowledge to share). In these contexts, labels are particularly consequential. Think back to your own primary or secondary education. Find an example of a person or group who were labeled. How did the labeling occur and how did it affect those to whom the label was applied?...
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2010 for the course SOC 40187 taught by Professor Robert during the Fall '09 term at UC Davis.

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