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Unformatted text preview: SS101- First JSA Lecture Intro to Social Sciences: Ways of Knowing • I. The phenomenon of social change o Modernization- process that began in Western Europe and spread to the Americas • II. What is social science? o The projective technique o The problem of ‘going native’, Gay Talese, Thy Neighbors Wife o Study of human behavior by using a method of understanding based on scientific procedure • • III. Traditional Ways of Knowing o Revelation- revealed knowledge coming from God o Tradition- accepting what worked in the past o Leads to bias o Authority – trust them but these people can abuse the power…what if they tell us something is wrong. Its not a reliable way of knowing o Logic o Common sense • • Physiologist use to see what motives- projected technique- crime, become emotionally attached- change the way the study is- lose sense of self- become part...
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- Fall '09