Which of the following is NOT an element of social research?
A. learning the truth about human nature
B. collecting empirical evidence
C. explaining how the research was conducted
D. observing patterns in social life
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64. Takumi decided to measure education by the number of years of school completed. By doing this,
A. defined his measures.
B. operationalized his variable.
C. declared his independent variable.
D. declared his dependent variable.
65. What type of
The systematic study of the relationship between individuals and society is called
D. political science.
Croteau - Chapter 01 #6
Topic: What is Sociology?
Which of t
59. Mario believes in the phrase "the rich get richer and the poor get poorer." Which theoretical
perspective would best match Mario's worldview?
A. feminist theory
B. conflict theory
C. symbolic interactionist theory
D. structural-functionalist theory
72. How many "civilizations" did Samuel Huntington see in the world?
73. What did Samuel Huntington view as the fundamental difference among the "civilizations" he
A. socioeconomic standing
B. political structure
Steven's college has a major problem with student drinking on campus. He decided to study
student drinking behavior by focusing on the factors that influence drinking behavior and the
variables that predict that a student will engage heavy dri
What is the key concept underlying the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis?
A. Language allows for the easy translation of words from one culture to another.
B. Languages affect how their speakers think and behave.
C. Some cultures have evolved to have mor
9. Which of the following statements is generally true about the United States?
A. Most people profess a high commitment to their community.
B. People are willing to pay more taxes to support the greater good of society.
C. People are highly individualist
How have modern technological advances assisted the research process?
A. Technology has not assisted the research process.
B. Qualitative data is easier to collect and analyze
C. Both qualitative and quantitative research is easier to collect
1. From the perspective of sociology, health and disease are a matter of
A. personal choice.
B. mostly genetics.
C. social patterns.
D. social epidemic.
2. Which combination best describes what sociologists mean by a "community"?
A. place, relationships,
Topic: Sociologys Common Ground: Culture, Structure, and Power
Which of the following characteristics is NOT associated with postmodernity?
A. political cynicism
B. service-oriented economies
C. multicultural societies
A manifest function of crime is the creation of law enforcement jobs.
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Topic: Sociologys Diverse Theories
A system that is limited in its abilities or that contains disruptive
60. The idea that a man calculates whether or not getting married would beneficial in terms of his
finances illustrates which dimension of McDonaldization?
61. Why would sociologists be intereste
Culture is biologically based and not learned.
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Topic: Defining Culture
For sociologists, culture refers to refinement in the arts and great works of literature.
Janet believes that two-parent families are the best for society. She notes that having a
mother and father helps to define work roles and provides children with strong role models.
Which theoretical perspective best matches her views?
15. Maria wants to write a paper that explores how married couples divide household chores. She
wants to argue that gender shapes how couples share housework. Given her topic and argument,
her class is a part of what discipline?
14. How do social statuses and roles compare to one another?
A. Social statuses are the positions individuals hold in society; social roles are the expectations
that go along with those positions.
B. Social roles are the positions individuals hold in soci
A society's values, knowledge, language, interactions, and material objects reflect its
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Topic: Sociologys Common Ground: Culture, Structure, and Power
30. The rise in scientific thought, the Age of Enlightenment, and the declining influence of religion in
everyday life are associated with _ revolution
31. Auguste Comte is associated with which foundation of
SOC1113 Chapter 15 review questions
1. The way human beings interact with the natural environment in which they live is the focus of
a. the sociology of nature.
b. the natural-interaction perspective.
c. environmental sociology.
d. the biosociological per
In 2010, which country banned women from wearing face-covering veils in public?
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Topic: Cultural Diversity
What is the primary argument of thos
86. Culture is biologically based and not learned.
87. For sociologists, culture refers to refinement in the arts and great works of literature.
88. Interpretation of the United States Constitution would be considered to be an elemen
10. What is the three-step process that Peter Berger and Thomas Luckmann believe individuals go
through as they construct reality?
A. externalization, objectivation, internalization
B. embodiment, objecting, internalizing
C. internalization externalizatio
97. Besides agriculture, rural communities have lost their relevance in today's economic
98. It is a common practice for wealthy nations to ship their toxic wastes to poor countries.
99. The type of work you do can impac
6. Reina interviewed young girls about their perceptions of media images of women in order to
understand how those images influenced the girls' self-esteem. She is conducting
A. applied research.
B. public sociology.
C. research methods.
D. basic research
In his study of suicide, Emile Durkheim argued that egoistic suicides were the result of
A. too much integration.
B. too little integration.
C. too much regulation.
D. too little regulation.
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33. People find dilapidated buildings unappealing and choose to live in areas that are wellmaintained. This is an example of which level of analysis of the physical environment?
A. macro level
B. micro level
C. meso level
34. The sociologica
17. According to Ferdinand Tnnies, a social organization based on in an impersonal and loosely tied
community, in which individuals focus is on the pursuit of self-interest, is called
B. mechanical solidarity.
Topic: Foundations of Sociological Thought
Which term do sociologists use to describe a collection of propositions that work to explain
how social phenomena operate?
B. social theory
C. levels of an