Quiz for Sociology

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Definitions of Sociology From "The Blackwell Dictionary of Sociology"

Select one or more of the following:

  • The study of society

  • The study of groups

  • The study of social behaviors

  • The study of culture

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( Cohension, Sociologist Perspective, Sociology, Sociological Imagination ) is the study of social life and behavior especially in relation to social systems, how they work, how they change, the consequences they produce, and their complex relation to peoples lives

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helps us to identifying patterns in human interaction, how and why these patterns exist, the consequences of them and how to produce of change these patterns.

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is the ability to see the social patterns that influence individual and group life.

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Applied Sociology is the use of the discipline of sociology with specific intent of yielding practical applications for human behavior and organization, while clinical sociology is dedicated to altering social relationships and restructuring social institutions.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

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Who believed in a theoretical science of society and a systematic investigation of behavior were needed to improve society?

Select one of the following:

  • Karl Max

  • Max Weber

  • Herbert Spencer

  • August Comte

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is the degree to which members of a society feel united by shared values and other social bonds

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Mechanical Solidarity is the interdependence brought about by an increasingly specialized division of labor (how people divide their task), while Organic Solidarity is what people experience as a result of performing the same or similar task.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

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Gemeinschaft is a society in which life is intimate and Gesellschaft is a society dominated by impersonal realtionships

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  • True
  • False

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may have both explanatory and predictive powers- it can help us see the relationships among seemingly, isolated phenomena as well as, understand how one type of change in an environment leads to other changes.

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Functionalists and Conflict Theorists are micro-level, while symbolic interactionists are macro-level

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  • True
  • False

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( The Functionalist Perspective, Sociologist Perspective, Interactionism, None of the above ) emphasizes the way that the parts of society are structures to maintain its stability.

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refers to an element or process of a society that may actually disrupt the social system or reduce its stability.

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Manifest Functions are unconscious or unintended functions that may reflect hidden purposes of an institution, While Latent Functions are open, stated, conscious functions they involve the intended.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

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assumes that social behaviors is best understood in terms of conflict between competing groups.

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are interested in how society's institutions may help to maintain the privileges of some groups and keep others in a subservient position.

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generalizes about everyday forms of social interactions in order to understand society as a whole.

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Who is regarded as the founder of the interactionist perspective?

Select one of the following:

  • Max Weber

  • George Herbert Mead

  • Auguste Comte

  • Emile Durkheim

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is a sociological framework in which human beings are seen to be living in a world of meaningful objects.

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An important figure in the study of societal change

Select one of the following:

  • Karl Max

  • Herbert Spencer

  • Auguste Comte

  • None of the above

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Who is most commonly known for socialism and communism (they are also central to sociology for their ideas about social class and class struggle)?

Select one of the following:

  • Karl Max

  • Auguste Comte

  • Herbet Spencer

  • Emile Durkheim

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Who is best known for their studies on suicide rates among different groups and plays an important role in getting sociology recognized as a separate academic discipline?

Select one of the following:

  • Max Weber

  • Auguste Comte

  • Emile Durkhiem

  • Herbert Spencer

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Who was the most influential of all sociologist, raising issues that remain controversial even today and believed that religion was the central force in social change?

Select one of the following:

  • Auguste Comte

  • Max Weber

  • Herbert Spencer

  • None of the above

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Who advocated that sociological research should be value-free, or that personal values or bias should not influence social research?

Select one of the following:

  • Herbert Spencer

  • Emile Durkhiem

  • Auguste Comte

  • None of the above

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Quantitative Methods seeks information about the social world that is already in or can be converted to numeric form, while Qualitative Methods attempts to collect information about the social world that cannot be converted to numeric form.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

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Deductive Research starts with empirical observation and then works to form a theory, Inductive Research starts with a theory, forms a hypothesis, makes empirical observation and then analyzes data to confirm the theory.

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  • True
  • False

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is an explanation of an abstract concept that is specific enough to allow a researcher to access the concept.

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is a speculative statement about the relationship between two or more factors known as variable.

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Dependent variable is what depends on the other variable while independent variables cause or influence the other variable

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  • True
  • False

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is when every member of an entire population is being studied has the same chance of being selected.

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is the extent to which we can claim that our findings informs about a group larger than the one that we studied.

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is mapping out cause and effect relationships in which we know that change in one variable causes change in another.

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exist when a change in one variable coincides with change in the other.

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A spurious correlation happens when two variables change together but neither causes the other.

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  • True
  • False

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To be sure of a real cause and effect relationship, we must show?

Select one or more of the following:

  • There us no evidence that the correlation is spurious because of some third variable

  • There are exactly two constant varables

  • The independent variable precedes the dependent variable in time

  • two variables are correlated

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Reliability is the extent to which a measure produces consistent results, while validity is the degree to which a measure or scale truly reflects the phenomenon under study.

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  • True
  • False

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refers to a variety of research techniques that make use of previously collected and publicly assible information and data.

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is a systematic coding and objective recording of data, guided by some rationale.

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What is the Hawthorne effect?

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  • the unintended influence of observers

  • when people are very truthful when they are being observed

  • When people lie more when they are being observed

  • When someone don't like being interviewed

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refers to how the researcher being present may influence the responses of the participant.

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is the complex system of meaning and behavior that defines the way of life for a given group or society.

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refers to people who interact in a defined territory and share a culture.

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are defined as anything that carries a particular meaning recognized by people who share culture.

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refer to using ones body to communicate with others and are simply shorthand means of communication.

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is a system of symbols that allows people to communicate with one another.

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is the process by which one generation passes the culture to the next.

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states that our thinking and perception are not only expressed by language, but actually shaped by language.

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are culturally defined standards by which people judge desirability, goodness, and beauty, and which serve as broad guidelines for social living.

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are rules and expectations that develop out of a groups values by which a society guides the behavior of its members.

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Types of Norms?

Select one or more of the following:

  • Folkway

  • law

  • mores

  • principles

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Sanctions is what happens when people do everything in there power to go against norms

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  • True
  • False

Question 52 of 68

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Taboos are norms so strongly ingrained that even the thought of them are greeted with revulsion, while ethnomethodology is a technique for studying human interaction by deliberately disrupting social norms and observing how individuals respond.

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  • True
  • False

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Material Cultures are?

Select one of the following:

  • things like jewelry, art, buildings, clothing , and etc

  • are ways of thinking

  • are social patterns

  • None of the above

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is a group ways of thinking (beliefs, value) and common patterns of behavior (gesture, language)

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Ideal Culture is when actual social patterns only approximate cultural expectations, while real culture is defined by social patterns which are mandated by cultural values and norms

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  • True
  • False

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refers to cultural patterns that distinguish a society's elite

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designates cultural patterns that are widespread among a societys population.

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is the close relationship among various elements of a cultural system.

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refers to the fact that cultural elements change at different rates which may disrupt a cultural system.

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what are cultural changes that are set in motion by what factors?

Select one or more of the following:

  • invention

  • dicovery

  • reliability

  • diffusion

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consists of trying to appreciate other groups ways of life in the contexts in which they exist, without judging them as superior or inferior to our own.

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is an educational program recognizing the cultural diversity of the U.S. and promoting equality of all cultural traditions.

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is using our own culture (assuming to to be good, right, superior) to judge other cultures.

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is the dominance of European (especially English) cultural patterns.

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are groups whose values and related behaviors are so distant that they set their members off from the dominant culture.

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are groups whose values set their members in opposition to the dominant cultures,

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refers to personal disorientation when experiencing an unfamiliar way of life.

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keys to promoting global culture?

Select one or more of the following:

  • Global economy

  • global communication

  • global problems

  • global migration

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