Sociological Knowledge - Sociological Knowledge Making the...

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Sociological Knowledge Making the familiar unfamiliar Asking questions about things that may obvious to explain why Bourdieu Was all about from breaking common sense and asking uncomfortable questions Explain social phenomena by breaking with common sense Series of operations to do it objectively J.M Henslin: How do Sociologist Research? Sociology and common sense Common sense: provides some information Might be wrong Contrast ideas with reality using data Research Method: Step 1: Selecting a topic Curiosity, interest (individual and collective) Fund available Relevant social problem Ex.How inequality is connected to violence Step 2: Defining the Problem What do we want to learn about the topic? A research problem, a puzzle, an enigma Formulate a researchable question Sociological Question Ex. Why do we tend to think god is a man? NOT a sociological question
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This note was uploaded on 10/14/2011 for the course SOCI 1101 taught by Professor Beck during the Fall '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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