Week Two - • Comparative methods • Content analysis •...

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Week Two Theory Classical sociological theorists and their theories: 1. August Comte 2. Karl Marx 3. Max Weber 4. Emile Durkheim Neglected founders in sociology 1. Harriet Martineau 2. W.E.B. Du Bois 3. Jane Adams Contemporary sociological theories 1. Functionalism 2. Rational choice theory 3. Symbolic interactionism 4. Conflict theory (aka Marxist theory) 5. Feminism 6. Postmodernism
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Methods Informed consent Operationalizing a concept Qualitative and quantitative methods
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Unformatted text preview: • Comparative methods • Content analysis • Ethnography • Experimental methods • Historical methods • Interviewing • Surveys o Sampling/random sampling o Response rate Relationship between theory, methods, and data Reflexivity Steps in the research process Variables • Independent • Dependent • Control Relationships between variables • Correlation • Causation • Spuriousness...
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2011 for the course SOC 001 taught by Professor Kevin during the Fall '07 term at UC Riverside.

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