yg20 - SYD2000 Week1 Whatisit?...

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SYD 2000  Week 1
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What is it? Discipline within the  social sciences Disciplines that use the scientific method to examine the  social world; in contrast to the natural sciences, which  examine the physical world The systematic or scientific study of human  society   and social behavior, from large-scale institutions and  mass culture to small groups and individual  interactions What is society? A group of people who shape their lives in aggregated  and patterned ways that distinguish their group from  other groups
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Use of empirical evidence Test hypotheses Scientific methodologies Representative samples Objectivity Validity and reliability Contrasts with other sciences
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Sociology examines social phenomena at  various levels Microsociology Macrosociology
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Society Culture Social Institutions (Economics, Politics, Education, Religion) Social Inequality Socialization Groups Interaction Roles Self The Macro-Micro  Continuum
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This note was uploaded on 02/04/2011 for the course SYG 2000 taught by Professor Joos during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.

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