Access to Resources: Researchers may want to conduct a
survey, for example, but if finances are not sufficient, they might
analyze documents instead.
Access to Subjects: If the people who make up the sample live
far away, researchers who would have prefe
Telling us what they think we want to hear
Positive or Negative Affirmations to answers : I
Verbal and non-verbal cues
Depending upon questions asked, race/ gender/ age/
sexuality of interviewer can also bias response
Manifest functions of formal education are to teach knowledge
and skills, such as reading, writing, and arithmetic.
Latent functions of schools include keeping children off the
street and matchmaking (many people meet future spouses
and partners in high
Socialization into the Self and Mind
So, as we learned so far, people are not born with an intrinsic
knowledge of themselves or others
A number of theorists have provided insight into how
people develop reasoning skills, morality, personality, and
Isolated children show what humans might be like if secluded
from society at an early age.
Isabelle (discussed in the book) is a case in point.
Although initially believed to have a mental disability, a
surprising thing happened when she was given intens
Industrialization transformed the way we perceive children.
Today we view children as needing gentle guidance if they are
to develop emotionally, intellectually, morally, even physically.
We take our view for grantedafter all, it is only common
The sensorimotor stage (0-2 years): Understanding is
limited to direct contact with the environment (touching,
The preoperational stage (2-7 years): Children develop
the ability to use symbols (especially language), which
allow them t
Defining a Problem-research question
Whats the relationship between city vs. suburban
residence and support for regional mass
The Next Step is Reviewing the Literature
What type of literature past research-would you read?
Research on publ
Applying the Sociological Perspective to the Life Course
The social significance of the life course is how it is
shaped by social factorsthe period in which the person
is born and lives his or her life, as well as social location
social class, gender, an
What Research Method Should we Use?
What is meant by Research Method
The way in which researchers collect data (e.g.
What are the 6 social research Methods?
Quantitative: Primary Survey Data of a large sample of
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Scientific study of human nature/mind/behavior.
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Things that might (no longer) surprise you about psychology
It is very