Answer: True Page: 24 LO: 13 24. Reliability is the extent to which a study or research instrument accurately measures what it is supposed to measure. Answer: False Page: 29 LO: 8 Rejoinder: This is the definition for validity; reliability is the extent to which a study or research instrument yields consistent results. 25. After collecting and analyzing the data, your first step in drawing conclusions is to return to your hypothesis or research objective to clarify how the data relate both to the hypothesis and to the larger issues being addressed. Answer: True Page: 24 LO: 3 SHORT RESPONSE SECTION 1.Define sociology and explain how it helps us to better understand our social world and ourselves.
2. Interpret what sociologist C. Wright Mills meant by the sociological imagination. Answer: Mills described sociological reasoning as the sociological imagination – the ability to see the relationship between individual experiences and the larger society. This awareness enables us to understand the link between our personal experiences and the social contexts in which they occur. The sociological imagination helps us distinguish between personal troubles and social (or public) issues. Personal troubles are private
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