Soc Review Exam#2 - Soc 100 Exam 2 Study Crucial Concepts...

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Soc 100 Exam 2 Study Crucial Concepts spurious effects: mistakenly think that x affects y, when z actually affects x and y  causation: very few models in sociology, but possible in limited circumstances p-value: a low p-value=good (higher asterisks***) Likelihood that coefficient is  what it says it is endogeneity: Reverse causality “going native” A danger of ethnography Over-identifying informants Lose identity, get sucked in with informants’ mindsets Loss of critical perspective homelessness-incarceration nexus: finding that homelessness leads to incarceration, and incarceration leads to homelessness. comparative method weaknesses: highly sensitive to case selection; cases not representative of whole. Catholic school paradox: Coleman concluded that school had no effect on students’ success in school, aside for Catholic schools. Tracking: from early schooling, tracking is a student’s academic course toward a career.
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2008 for the course SOC 100 taught by Professor Chen during the Winter '08 term at University of Michigan.

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Soc Review Exam#2 - Soc 100 Exam 2 Study Crucial Concepts...

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