Chapter 2 Study Guide
Examining the Social World
What is social research?
Why is sociological research important in our everyday lives?
What is the scientific method? How is it different from other sources of knowledge?
Why is it important
3-1 Culture and Society
3-2 The Building Blocks of Culture
3-3 Some Cultural Similarities
3-4 Some Cultural Variations
3-5 Popular Culture
3-6 Cultural Change and Technology
3-7 Sociological Perspectives on Culture
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Describe the characteristics of a culture.
Give examples of material culture and non-material culture.
The Building Blocks of Culture
Define and give an example of a symbol.
Discuss the importa
Chapter 4 Study Guide
What is the purpose of socialization?
Sociological Explanations for Socialization
Discuss the nature vs. nurture debate.
Describe the social learning theory.
What is the difference between direct an
Examining Our Social World
What is Social Research?
Much of what we know is
based on tradition and/or
Makes things simpler in a
But it is often incorrect
Examines human behavior in
a systematic way
Is guided by r
Thinking Like a Sociologist
1-1 What Is Sociology?
1-2 What Is a Sociological Imagination?
1-3 Why Study Sociology?
1-4 Some Origins of Sociological Theory
1-5 Contemporary Sociological Theories
According to the American Sociological
CHAPTER 1 STUDY GUIDE
What is Sociology?
What is Social Interaction?
What does it mean to have a Sociological Imagination?
Who coined the term Sociological Imagination?
How is having a sociological imagination different from common sense?
Describe the dif