Unit I Test - The Sociological Perspective
Answer the following questions based on materials from Unit I - The Sociological Perspective
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1. Describe a situation when a survey might be helpful when conducting a sociological study? What is the advantage of using a survey as opposed to another type of study method? *
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2. Explain one way in which sociology employs scientific studies as a means to collect information. Why might sociology not be considered as "scientific" as other fields like biology or physics?
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3. Come up with a definition for sociology and explain what makes the field unique compared to the other behavioral sciences like psychology. *
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4. What is the purpose of sociology as set out by the Chicago school of thought? Explain a situation through which sociology might be able to accomplish those goals. *
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5. Define the conflict, symbolic-interactionists, and functional perspectives of sociology.
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6. Give an argument for why a researcher may not want to alert subjects to the fact that they are conducting research on them. *
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