Lecture 1 Notes (along with Powerpoint Notes)

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Increased plagiarism is a consequence of the spread of the web and the growing view that everything on it is public and therefore does not have to be cited; that view is wrong. Science and experience y single biggest problem for sociological research is that experience filters our perceptions y experience helps us determine how we perceive reality, and influences: Is it possible to live a meaningful life or are all ways of living equally futile? science has no answer. Is there an unmoved mover? (is there a first-cause of the universe?) How research filters perception y figure 2. 1 on p. 34 - how research filters perception y values are shaped by subjective inclinations y all of these are forms of bias or filters . This is a static descriptive study) (e. g. the number of murders in toronto 62 murders) (e. g. what is the population in scarborough in 2010 593 000)

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