Chapter 1 1 CHAPTER 1 –THE SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE AND RESEARCH PROCESS LEARNING OBJECTIVES Knowledge: Remembering previously learned material 1.Identify Auguste Comte, Harriet Martineau, and Herbert Spencer, and explain their unique contributions to early sociology. 2.Identify Robert Park, George H. Mead, and W.E. B. Du Bois and their contributions to American sociology. 3.Know the six steps in the conventional research process, which focuses on deduction and quantitative research. Comprehension:The ability to grasp the meaning of the material 4.Understand the sociological imaginationand explain its significance in interpreting people's actions. 5.Understand the emerging ideas embedded within postmodernism. 6.Know the ethical concerns in sociological research. Application:The ability to use material in new and concrete situations 7.Discuss what C. Wright Mills meant by the sociological imaginationand know the reasons why using it will help you to better understand the social world. 8.Understand problem formulation in conducting qualitative research. Analysis:The ability to break down material into its component parts so that its organizational structure may be understood 9.Compare and contrast the field of sociology with other social sciences. 10.Explain industrializationand urbanizationas events that contributed to the development of sociological thinking. 11.Compare Max Weber’s and Karl Marx's perspectives on society and social conflict.12.Know the major assumptions of functionalism, conflict theory, and symbolic interactionismand identify the major contributors to each perspective. 13.Know the difference between quantitativeand qualitative researchand give examples of each. Evaluation:The ability to judge the value of material for a given purpose 14.Explain the major types of research methods and indicate their strengths and weaknesses.
The Sociological Perspective and Research Process 2 MULTIPLE CHOICE SECTION 1. Sociology is defined as the __________. 2. A __________ is a large social grouping that shares the same geographical territory and is subject to the same political authority and dominant cultural expectations.
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