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[Sociology 2206A/B] - Midterm Exam Guide - Everything you need to know! (28 pages long)


Department
Sociology
Course Code
SOC 2206A/B
Professor
William Marshall
Study Guide
Midterm

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Sociology 2206A/B
MIDTERM EXAM
STUDY GUIDE

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Jan 18th 2017
Week Two Science of Sociology
What is Science?
- An objective, accurate, systematic analysis of empirical data, in order to discover
recurring relationships, and to advance human knowledge
o objective not influenced by personal feelings, unbiased,
o systematic sequence of steps
o analysis look for the patterns
o empirical things you can experience using your five senses
o data facts/information; qualitative or quantitative
- scientists want to know about stuff that happens more than once
- three key components:
o theory thoughts about the way things are
very broad so we cant evaluate them directly, so they have to be
broken down into smaller pieces
o method
o data
Explanatory Study:
Theory prediction through deduction Hypotheses obtain data through
operationalization statistical analysis Generalizations Explain by logical induction
Theory
- theorists - deduction
Exploratory Research (inductive research):
- Darwins kind of research
- Empiricists
Demographic Transition
Stage 1 Malthusian population
Stage 2 demographic gap or transition population
Stage 3 modern population
- Death rate was high in stage one then dropped drastically during stage 2
o Due to health, nutrition, sanitation
- Birth rate was high in stage one and early stage two then dropped
Taxonomy classification scheme
Sociology the study of human social behaviour, which seeks to develop a body of
interrelated generalizations that explain social behaviour, and that predict, or
aid in understanding behaviour (Theodorson & Theodorson)
Baconian Fallacy assuming that the researcher operates without preconceived ideas,
assumptions, theories or presumptions of any kind
Causality:
1. Relationship (between variables)
2. Time precedent
3. Lack of spuriousness
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Jan 18th 2017
Logical Assertion if A then B A therefore B
Animistic Fallacy -
- All Sciences have the same characteristics
o Sociology has characteristics of a science
o Therefore, sociology is a science
Syllogism
Causal modelling
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