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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCI 1010
Professor
Stanley Tweyman
Semester
Winter

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SOC_Lectures Week 2 Sociology is the application of the social imagination in order to understand the larger social forces that  affect the lives of individuals Mills Insights: - Many personal troubles cannot be solved merely as personal troubles; instead they must be  understood in the context of public issues - The human meaning of public issues must be revealed by relating them to personal troubles – that  is, to the problems of the individual’s life - When adequately formulated, sociological inquiry must include both personal troubles and public  issues – both biography and history – and the range of their intricate relations Sociologists always start with a research question  This research question:  - Sets realistic boundaries for research - Is required to avoid going in unproductive directions - Guides decisions about what data to collect and who to collect it from Hypothesis vs theory Youtube video : know the difference (Hypthesis and theory) Hypothesis  - Testable and falsifiable - Test using all research methods that come to hand - Must be able to be rejected - Once it is tested by multiple people, it can reach to the conclusion of becoming a theory, but is  still able to be falsified Theory An explanation of the natural world that can contain fa
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