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Soc 105 RECK Summer 2009 Exam Study Guide On this study guide are the actual questions you will see on the exam. Not all of them will appear on the exam. To study, you must look at the questions and prepare by studying what the possible answers to these questions are. The test will consist of 30 multiple choice and 2 short answer questions. Week 1 The Sociological Imagination 1. What is the definition of meritocracy? 2. If you were to apply the terms troubles and issues from C. Wright Mills’ theory the “Sociological Imagination” to the example of domestic violence … (this counts as 2 questions) a. What would be an example of an issue ? b. What would be an example of a trouble ? 3. Which of the following best illustrates how Stephanie Coontz would sociologically explain relationship conflicts between heterosexual couples? Week 2 The Sociological Perspective and Research 1. Using the analysis from Michael Schwalbe in “Finding Out How the Social World Works,” which of the following statements about the benefits of systematic research is incorrect ? 2. In “Finding Out How the Social World Works,” Michael Schwalbe
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Soc 105 RECK Summer 2009 discusses the ways sociologists pose research questions. Match a, b, or c with the correct answer below: a. This is an example of an empirical question : b. This is an example of a moral question : c. This is an example of an interpretive question: 3. [Examples of questions will follow, and will count as three questions] 4. Hyde uses the life histories of “Twig” and “Myd” as examples to argue that service programs need to rethink the “problem-oriented perspective that currently guides the development of supportive services” (181). Which statement below best explains what this means? 5. Which statement below best explains why Justeen Hyde’s research was an example of systematic sociological research? Culture and Socialization 1. What is the definition of socialization? 2. How do social institutions take part in people’s socialization process? 3.
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This note was uploaded on 09/13/2011 for the course SOC 105 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at S.F. State.

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