Selecting the research design and then collecting and analyzing the data 5

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4. Selecting the research design and then collecting and analyzing the data 5. Developing the conclusion - A Question of Socio-Biology or Feminism? (Discussions in Sociology on Blackboard - Theory) Socio-biology=You were born to have certain masculine/fem qualities genetically (Nature) Feminism= You are socialized into having these qualities (Nurture) Three schools of thought: 1.) Functionalist Perspective 2.) Symbolic Interaction 3.) Conflict theories New theory: socio-biology perspective and the feminist perspective (seem to be in direct opposition) Sociobiology: Application of evolutionary theory to sociology -- reduces behavior to biological determinants -- humans are primarily driven by genetic and physiological determinants Feminism: attempts to connect structural influences on both macro and micro environments -- Derived partly from conflict perspective -- Focus: around gender and equality shaping power structure within a society vs Marxism Four Research Approaches: 1.) Reflexivity in Scholarship 2.) Centrality of Practice 3.) Central Focus on Process 4.) Rethinking Received Paradigms -- Goal: reduce inequality between men and women Social Biology - focuses on prenatal testosterone production -- when gender identity is formed -- levels of testosterone dictate masculinity regardless of socialization -- Gender is separate from sex -- Gender is socialized from birth
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