Kornblum LSU SOCL 2001 TEST 1 study guide lessons 1 to 8

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Sociology in a Changing world 5 th edition Kornblum LSU SOCL 2001 Kornblum, chapter 1 social conditions - The realities of life we create together as social beings sociological imagination- Mills defines it as the ability to see how social conditions affect our lives. sociology- the scientific study of human societies and human behavior in groups that make up a society scientific method.- the process by which theories and explanations are constructed through repeated observation and careful description human ecology- a sociological perspective that emphasizes the relationships among social order, social disorganization, and distribution of populations in space and time. interactionism- views social order and social change as resulting from all the repeated interactions among individuals and groups. functionalism- focuses on the ways in which a complex pattern of social structures and arrangements contributes to social order. conflict perspective- emphasizes the role of conflict and power in society. 1. Introduce the concept of the sociological imagination and discuss the difference between personal troubles and social conditions. – Pg 4 Using sociological imagination to accurately make conclusions about how a person’s life is changed. Often a mistake to blame the person as opposed to their social condtions. 2. Identify and explain the contributions of early sociologists- Marx predicted violent revolutions. Durkheim explained change by discussing population growth and community organization. Weber was the first to address bureaucratic forms of social organization. 3. Distinguish among the three major theoretical perspectives of sociology: the functionalist, conflict, and interactionist perspectives- Functionalism talks about individual functions and responsibility striving for equilibrium and harmony. Conflict theory discussing how conflict will shape society. Interactionism talks about how social change and social order are affected by the immense variety of social interactions. Kornblum, chapter 2 Hypothesis- A statement that specifies of relationship between two or more variables Variable- A characteristic of an individual, group or society that can vary from one case to another. Dependent- The variable that a hypothesis seeks to explain
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independent variable- The variable that the researcher believes causes the change in another variable. participant observation- A form of observation in which the researcher participates to some degree in the lives of people being observed. unobtrusive measures- observation techniques that measure behavior but intrude as little as possible into actual social settings control group- the subjects who do not experience a change in the independent variable. field experiment-
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This note was uploaded on 07/21/2010 for the course SOC SOCL 2001M taught by Professor Timothyc.brown during the Spring '10 term at LSU.

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