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SOAN 2120 Study Guide - Comprehensive Final Exam Guide - Variance, Spss, University Of Guelph


Department
Sociology and Anthropology
Course Code
SOAN 2120
Professor
David Walters
Study Guide
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SOAN 2120

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Topics of this course
-overview of the methodologies!
-Ethics in research!
-NVIVO!
-Intro to stats (measures of central tendency and distributions)!
Measures of dispersion!
Hypothesis testing!
-Field research and other forms of qualitative inquiry!
-Writing a research report !
-Experimental versus survey research !
-Qualitative and quantitative sampling !
1. Midterm 1 October 16th (40-50 multiple choice; chapters 1-5)!
2. Midterm 2 November 13 (40-50 multiple choice; not cumulative)!
3. Assignment is due the last week of class !
4. Final exam December 8th (multiple choice; cumulative but relates more to Midterm 2)!
-formulas will be provided !
-Statistical notation !
Social Theory!
-there are two types of social thought, 2 dierent ways of thinking !
-Theoretical perspectives; dierent ways of knowing !
-We learned how to develop our own theories !
-Learn to develop our critical thinking skills !
-Gain knowledge for the sake of learning !
2. Research !
-most contemporary social sciences are about science !
-Develop skills for employment !
-Research is concerned with the practical component
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Sept 11!
Multiple choice: Which theorists are most likely to adopt quantitative methods?;
FUNCTIONALISM
What is Social Science?!
Abstract Terminology !
-Anomie: !
-Instituions:!
-Ideologies: !
-Paradigms: !
Environment !
-in social sciences we study how the environment influences and organizes people !
-How it aects us as ind but also as groups !
Clip: from Trading Spaces!
-illustrates how significant and how important the environment is in determining who we
become !
-Like the saying “you are a product of your environment” !
-This movie depicts how the environment creates who we are and can alter who we are!
Foundations of Social Thought
-Karl Marx: foundation of Conflict Theory !
-Max Weber: Symbolic Interactionism !
-Durkheim: Functionalism !
Conflict Theory
-conflict between competing groups !
-Society is organized around conflict among competing groups called the haves and the have
nots !
-Competing for wealth, power, prestige and resources !
-therefore, it is a class struggle !
-The haves (bourgeoise) and the have nots (proletariats)!
-According to Marx, the poor become poorer and this class become larger!
-This inequality intensifies the conflict, the conflict creates the tension and the tension creates
a revolution !
-So they propose equality of result which means that everyone is equal at the end of the day !
-Basically wants communism !
-Left wing!
-Argues that functionalism is naive !
-Sees things such as racism and sexism as a major problem !
-Macro level theory as it deals with society and a big picture!
-Use both quantitative and qualitative methods !
Functionalism
-Right wing!
-Argue that if something exists in society then it serves a purpose or serves a function !
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