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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Department
Sociology
Course
SOC 100
Professor
All
Semester
Fall

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Soc ­ Lecture 10/03/2013 Method Option 2: Life­History Interview What makes for a good subject: Non­student adult Older – more experiences Find someone you’re interested in talking to Someone you don’t already know Enable you to do a good sociological analysis Mills – Sociological Imagination Mills – relationship of individuals to broader social issues Research method: Prepare for the interview Generate a list of topics you want to cover Formulate a set of questions Chronological Research on events you think apply Conducting the interview: Let the person it will take a while Comfortable location Start at the beginning and gradually move forward Be a good listener Ask clarifying questions/more detail Get them to slow down Ask “how” questions rather than “why” questions Record the interview Unit 3 Identity and Inequality: Who Is What and Who Gets What? Race and ethnicity Social class Gender and sexuality Economic Inequality Percentage of Americans who:  Earn more than $500,000/year? .5% Earn less than $30,000/year? 50% Earn below the poverty line? 20% Defining Social Class Class: “…social relationships that are understood by participants to be hierarchical
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