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March 1 notes - TSEL Chapter 7: Seeing Patterns 1. Why...

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Holly Beilin TSEL Chapter 7: Seeing Patterns March 1 1. Why should we be sociologically mindful of patterns? Patterns- many of these patterns are easy to see and exist because many people do things together in the same way, therefore we must pay attention in a disciplined way so we can begin to see patterns that are not so obvious We should be sociologically mindful of patterns because if we want to change the world, we must be aware of the patterns that make the world what it is 2. Does seeing a pattern meaning knowing why the pattern exists? Why or why not? Why the pattern exists- seeing is not explanation; to understand why the pattern exists we must study how people do things together and the meanings they create 3. What (if anything) do averages tell us about individuals? Explain. On the average- does not mean all cases play out like the average case, but rather is created by looking at all cases or a representative sample 4. Why is it faulty logic to argue that “men are stronger than women”? The difference is just an average difference and does not apply to
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This note was uploaded on 01/22/2012 for the course SOCI 112 taught by Professor Lucas during the Fall '11 term at UNC.

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March 1 notes - TSEL Chapter 7: Seeing Patterns 1. Why...

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