Lesson1-SummerofDrugs

Lesson1-SummerofDrugs - Lesson 1 January 12, 2011 Summer of...

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Summer of Drugs? Summer of Drugs? Lesson 1 Lesson 1 January 12, 2011 January 12, 2011
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Today Is the Summer of Love to blame for today’s social ills? … To answer this question we will begin with a discussion of: Sociological Theory Sociological Methods
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Next Week Wednesday Lesson 2: More than half of the world’s population lives in towns and cities Read Diamond (1992), pp. 180-191 What are the good impacts and bad impacts agriculture has had on humanity?
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Theory: An explanation of why things are this way (or why they happen this way). It goes beyond what we can see. It helps to: - Address the cause(s) of a problem - Make predictions - Gain a deeper understanding
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Research Theory methods and theories are two sides of the same coin… Theories explain what we see happening in the world. Research tests those theories…
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Sociology Research Methods Experiments Surveys Observation Interviews Focus groups Analysis of existing data
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Stanley Milgram (1933-1984) An infamous example of an experiment is Milgram’s study of obedience …
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