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Unformatted text preview: Week 2 Lecture Hi and welcome to Sociology 1 Session 2! Hi and welcome to Sociology 1 Session 2! Sociological Investigation This session focuses on different types of methods we use to collect and analyze data as well as on the topic of culture. Your chapter assignments for this session are: Text Chapter 2 Culture and Reader Chapter 4 "Finding Out How the Social World Work Part I: Sociological Investigation Question: How do sociologists study societies? Answer: Very carefully! (Hah!) In all seriousness, we use various types of methods to collect data and then analyze it. There has been a bit of a debate in the field recently about whether we should just collect data so as to be able to merely predict what will happen or whether we should actually try to use the data to improve the human condition. I vote for using our findings to improve the human condition (as do many other the human condition....
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- Fall '09