Question 9 5 5 pts tco 3 the concept postmodernity

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Question 9 5 / 5 pts (TCO 3) The concept postmodernity refers to which of the following? The material objects of societies that are already industrialized. Practices of societies that are just beginning to have computer access. The cultural traits of societies that keep their traditions. The norms and values of societies that are just beginning to industrialize. The cultural traits of postindustrial societies.
Chapter 16 Question 10 5 / 5 pts (TCO 8) Of the various types of social movements, which is least threatening to the status quo?
Reactionary social movements Chapter 16 Question 11 Not yet graded / 40 pts (TCOs 1, 2, 3, and 4) Explain the steps in the process of carrying out sociological investigation. What specific questions must be answered as a researcher moves through their investigation?
Ten Steps in Carrying out Sociological Investigations: Define the topic of investigation. Find out what others have learned about the topic. Assess the requirements for carrying out the research. Specify the research questions. Consider ethical issues. Devise a research strategy Gather the data Interpret the data State your conclusions
Share your results Elements of Scientific Investigation: Concept is a crucial element of science. This is a mental construct that represents some part of the world inevitably in a simplified form. Example: describe an individual: race, gender class, Variable is a measurable trait or characteristic that is subject to change under different conditions. Income, religion, occupation, and gender can all be variables. A hypothesis is a statement about the relationship between two or more factors. Essentially, a hypothesis tells us what we are looking for in our research. The use of variables depends on measurement, which is the process of determining the value of a variable in a specific case. Measurement of a variable can be a bit arbitrary unless we have a specific definition of what we want to know or mean to measure. Hence, we need to specify exactly what we want to measure and assigning a value to each variable. Representative Sample In most studies the researcher must select what is known as the sample. A representative sample is a selection from a larger population that is statistically found to be typical of that population. The RANDOM SAMPLE is one of the most common samples used by social scientists.

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