SOC 2P06: Lectures 4 & 5, Fall 2011
Courses often begin with abstract material
Abstract can be taken to mean devoid of content
It is the structure instead of the content
Abstract is somewhat simil
SOC 2P06: Lecture 22, Fall 2011
Q. Females obtain more education than males. Which of the following reasons is NOT among
the reasons that have been offered to account for this finding?
Q. What is the difference between the terms sex and gender as
Empirical Strategies in the Sociology of Education
SOC 2P06: Lectures 2 & 3, Fall 2011
Q1. Who wrote The Protestant Ethic
and the Spirit of Capitalism?
a) Karl Marx
b) Emile Durkheim
c) G.H. Mead
d) Max Weber
You get the stems
You are given the stems b
SOC 2P06: Lecture 9, Fall 2011
Attainment vs. Achievement
Educational attainment: How much, or what kind of education you receive
Educational achievement: Academic performance at a given education level
Measures of Educational At
SOC 2P06: Lectures 7 & 8, Fall 2011
Which questions do they answer?
Which questions does it try to answer?
A narrower version of one of the 3 big questions?
Something that does not seem to fit into one of the 3 big questions?
SOC 2P06: Lectures 10-12, Fall 2010
Intelligence suitable essay topic
You do not have to relate it directly to education
Can read books and articles described here
Intelligence vs. Cognitive Skill
Cognitive skill implies:
Introduction to the
Sociology of Education
SOC 2P06: Lecture 1, Fall 2011
Complete lecture today
Adding the course
If the course is full, keep trying until the end of add period
Notes posted before the lectures
I review them close to the lecture and make
The Fate of Promising Theories
SOC 2P06: Lecture 6, Fall 2011
Theory in the Sociology of Education
Using research methods is clear
Using theory is less clear
Marx, Weber, Durkheim: What shou
The Effect of Education on Nonmarket Outcomes
SOC 2P06: Lec. 6, Winter 2012
Answer the Same Three Questions
Q1. How do you explain the effects of education?
o Do the same explanations apply?
Q2. What nonmarket outcomes does education influence?
o Does t
Preferences & Perceptions
SOC 2P06: Lecture 17, Fall 2011
Preferences: likes and dislikes. Tastes is a synonym.
Consider two types of preferences:
Preferences for School & Academics
What do high school student
SOC 2P06: Lecture 23, Fall 2011
Q. Which statement best describes the relationship between cognitive and noncognitive skills?
Q. Which statement about the effects of noncognitive skills on educational and labour-market
outcomes is tr