What is theory?
Way to understand data understand things we think we know
Facts are knownTheories are what we are trying to understand
Observations Find patterns
Link b/w 2 sets of observation
1. Categories we are observing
2. Identify how the observation
Emile Durkheims Theory of Suicide
1. Durkheims approach.
-Durkheim sought to use the deviant behavior of suicide as a dramatic
demonstration of the salience of social facts in behavioral analysis. He reasoned
that most analysts
1. French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu introduced the concept of cultural capital
by making the argument that individual taste (or consumer preference)
established socially distinctive meanings for most cultural activ
FINAL REVIEW SHEET
For the final exam you will need to know the following contemporary theories and
ways in which they develop the four topics we introduced at the beginning of the
quarter, that is, domination, social order, ag
Introduction to Contemporary Sociological Theory:
Social structure and small groups, G. Homans and Exchange
Theory, Network Theory
(Simmel) Social geometry
What is theory? How to use theory. Using thinking models that
connect theory and data. Four foci/problems in social theory
Science based on observation > What do you observe?
Argument Need theory in order to observe
Data is based on obs
It is expected that in society, everyone wants to succeed in achieving an equal distribution
of wealth in the United States. In Building a Better America One Wealth Quintile t a Time,
Michael I. Norton and Dan Ariely argue that regular Am
Domination, Social Order, Agency, and The Other.
Bavelas, Structures of communication in a group
SIMMEL AND NETWORK THEORY (Ritzer, Chap. 5, Selections from Chap. 12)
Social Network Theory Degree in which you are cohort to others
Introduction to Symbolic Interactionism
1. Human beings are endowed with the capacity for thought.
2. The capacity for thought is shaped by social interaction.
3. In social interaction, people lean the meanings
International Journal of Reproduction, Contraception, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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SOCIOLOGICAL LENS ON RELIGION: Study guide for Exam I (S17)
Chapter 5: Becoming g and Being Religious
Religious Socialization and the Intergenerational Transmission of Religion o
Social Learning Theory
o Channeling Through Peers and Schools
Social Networks, Communication Structure and its Effects on
Task Performance (Bavelas and Leavitt, 1950)
1. Which of the communication structures below is most efficient at
accomplishing a group task?
2. Which of the communication st
Functionalism emerged from Durkheims preoccupation with how to develop
and maintain social order. It was popular from the late 1940s to the early 1960s
when numerous sociologists explore