Day 4 - society Includes: beliefs, values, knowledge, art,...

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Introduction to Sociology – Day 4 Tools of Sociological Research Questionnaires, Interviews: Open-ended verses closed-ended? Participant Observation: Both participant and observer (Laud Humphreys; Hunter S. Thompson) Controlled Experiments: Control group versus experimental group Content Analysis: Qualitative or quantitative Historical Research: Examines themes over time Evaluation Research: Evaluate the effectiveness of social policy Comparison of Research Techniques Tool o Survey o Participant-observation o Controlled experiment o Content analysis o Historical research o Evaluation research Culture: What is it? The complex system of meaning and behavior that defines the way of life for a
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Unformatted text preview: society Includes: beliefs, values, knowledge, art, morals, laws, customs, habits, language, and dress Components of culture: Material culture consists of the objects created in a given society o Buildings, arts, tools, toys, print and broadcast media, any tangible objects Nonmaterial culture includes the norms, laws, customs, ideas, and beliefs of a group of people Characteristics of Culture Culture is shared Culture is learned Culture is taken for granted Culture is symbolic Culture varies across time and place Culture is Concrete Abstract...
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