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SOC 103
Terry Roswell

Chapter 2Sociological Investigationempirical evidence information we can verify with our sensesCommon Sense versus Scientific Truth we have all grown up believing widely accepted truths being bombarded by expert advice and being pressured to accept the opinions of people around usA lot of things we believe ie Poor people are far more likely to commit crimes than rich people are actually untrue However the truth is that police are more lenient with rich peopleAs adults we need to evaluate more critically what we read sociology helps us do thatTHREE WAYS TO DO SOCIOLOGYScientific Sociology Positivist Sociologyscientific sociology The study of society based on systematic observation of social behaviourpositivismAUGUSTE COMTEscientific orientation to knowing that assumes that an objective really exists out there The job of the scientist is to discover this reality by gathering empirical evidence facts we can verify by seeinghearingtouch
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