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Unformatted text preview: SOC 101 Jipson Discussion Sheet Two Research Methods Due Thursday, August 30 Name _______________________________________ Answer the following questions from Macionis textbook and discussion in class. Please feel free to write on the back. 1. Of the main three theoretical perspectives we discussed in class, which one would you prefer to use if you were a sociologist? Why? Functionalism is the more prudent, and most likely perspective that I would use if I was conducting research, as well as if I were a sociologist because it has the main points that I feel are important to me and of the three theories it makes the most sense to me. By explaining social status and life as a manner of how things are working between each other and that each one is just a part of a larger common social organization makes the most sense to me. By examining each individual part we are able to better understand how society as a whole works together and benefits from each other. This helps in my understanding of how interpretive sociology is a methodic approach that fouces on the meaning that people...
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