The awareness that allows people to comprehend the link between their immediate, personal social settings and the remote, impersonal social world is called
the sociological imagination
A key element in the sociological imagination is the ability to view one's own society
as an outsider
Sociologists argue that, unlike scientific knowledge, common sense conclusions are
An attempt to explain problems, actions, or behavior in a comprehensive manner is called a(an)
Emile Durkheim's study of suicide, related suicide rates to
the extent to which people were integrated into the group life of a society
Which of the following statements is an example of a sociological theory?
Suicide rates are a reflection of whether people are, or are not integrated into the group life of a society
Which sociological perspective would view society as a living organism in which each part of the organism contributes to its survival and stability?
The functionalist perspective
Which of the following could be a manifest function of colleges?
They prepare students for post-college careers
Critics of television often suggest that executives of major television networks and movie corporations are wealthy White males who decide which programs or movies will be produced and which directors and actors will obtain jobs in the industry. This analysis reflects the
Which sociological approach focuses on the macrolevel and would tend to view inequality in gender as central to behavior and organization?
The feminist perspective
Which sociological perspective generalizes about everyday forms of social interaction in order to understand society as a whole?
The interactionist perspective
Which sociological perspective is most concerned with macrolevel analysis?
Both the functionalist and the conflict perspective
Inequality, capitalism, and stratification are key concepts of which theoretical perspective?
The conflict perspective
A study, generally in the form of an interview or a questionnaire that provides sociologists with information concerning how people think or act is known as
To conduct a cross-cultural study of job discrimination against women, a sociologist interviews 75 women between the ages of 20 and 40 in an American city, and 75 women in the same age group in a Canadian city. This study would be classified as
Also a survey
A sociologist attends meetings at all the schools and churches in his community over several years, and meets as many residents as he can for the purpose of exploring all facets of the community's social life. He then compiles a detailed description of the community. He is conducting a(an)
When a sociologist actually joins a group for a period to get an accurate sense of how it operates, the approach is called
An artificially created situation that allows the researcher to manipulate variables and to introduce control variables is known as a(an)
Secondary analysis includes a variety of research techniques that use
publicly accessible information and data, or data collected by another.
Which of the following sociologists conducted an examination of suicide using secondary analysis?
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