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Silvana Lee 09/07/17 Chapter 1 Summary In chapter 1 you will read about the beginning of the scientific study of society and human behavior, known as sociology . The sociological perspective which is the understanding of human behavior by placing it within its broader social context. About how sociological research is done and the eight steps of the research model. The importance of ethics and the significance of gender in sociological research. How today’s globalization which is the breaking down of the national boundaries because of advances in communications trade and travel; is likely to expand sociological outlook, in refocusing research and theory away from its concentration on U.S. society. (pg. 35) As well as getting some background information and quick overview of some of the main characters in the development of sociology. Like Auguste Comte who is known as the father of sociology when he suggested that we apply the scientific method to the social world known as positivism .

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