11-7 - Stark defines sociology-Why do people commit...

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9/8 Sociology as a Science A young science. Only recently have people had the data necessary to put social theories to the scientific test. Sociology is in some ways one of the more difficult science the subjects of sociological research (i.e. people) are self aware. “the scientific study of the patterns and process of human social relations.”
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Unformatted text preview: Stark defines sociology-Why do people commit suicide? o The propensity of people to commit suicide varies systematically (and substantially) base on their membership in social groups. More men commit suicide than women Whites commit suicide more than blacks 1...
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2011 for the course AS 100 taught by Professor Art during the Fall '08 term at Indiana.

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