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Department
Communication
Course
COM 101
Professor
Wilson
Semester
Winter

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Soc 101 Exam 1 -- Study guide Ch. 1: • What is sociology? • sociological imagination • C. Wright Mills • Emile Durkheim/ Suicide/ types of solidarity • social integration • social facts • origins of sociology as a discipline • social Darwinism/Herbert Spencer • Auguste Comte /positivism • Karl Marx / types of alienation • Max Weber / protestant ethic & capitalism/ verstehen • symbolic interactionism / dramaturgy/ Goffman • functionalism (aka structural functionalism or functional analysis) o manifest & latent functions; dysfunctions • conflict theory • W.E.B. DuBois • JaneAddams • applied sociology Ch. 5: • steps of conducting research • operational definitions of variables • variables • hypothesis • validity • reliability • correlation vs. causation; spurious (cause, effect, and spurious correlations p. 133) • how to read a table (p. 125) • how not to do research (p. 128) • different research methods • population vs. sample • representative sample • random sample, stratified random sample, snowball sample • importance of wording & ordering of survey questions • response bias • Pager’s experiment (“Mark of a Criminal Record”) (class lecture & p. 23) • ethical issues in sociological research
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