On Wednesday nights, Joshua attends meetings for Young Life, a Christian-oriented youth group, with his friends, and church on Sunday with his family. This is an example of shared _____ within Joshua’s culture.
Sociology is defined as the:
Qualitative analysis of human phenomenon.
Systematic study of society and social interaction.*
Philosophical and theoretical frameworks used within a discipline to formulate theories, generalizations, and the experiments performed in support of them.*
The social ties that bind a group of people together such as kinship, shared location, and religion
The consequences of a social process that are sought or anticipated
Social patterns that have undesirable consequences for the operation of society
Jeremy wrote an essay criticizing the college admissions process, arguing that heavy competition and limited educational resources make admission difficult for the average student. Which perspective would Jeremy’s argument fall under?
Alona is examining the impact of the 2011 Penn State scandal on student morale and school spirit by distributing number-scaled surveys in her Introduction to Sociology class. Alona is employing a _____ research method.
____ believed that societies grew and changed as a result of the struggles of different social classes over the means of production and greatly favored ____.
Max Weber; Positivism
Karl Marx; Communism*
Which theorist claimed that people rise to their proper level in society based solely on personal merit?
Eleanor is researching the effect social media has on worldwide political awareness and revolution. Felix is examining the effect World of Warcraft has on the romantic relationships of middle-aged men in his metro area. Eleanor’s analysis is _____, while Felix’s analysis is _____.
They are both macro-level.
They are both micro-level.
_____ view society as a structure with interrelated parts designed to meet the biological and social needs of individuals who make up that society.
Door to door sales pitches, cold calls, and press conferences.
Statistical methods such as surveys with large numbers of participants.
Political science teacher Mr. Jones asks his students to study how social media can influence public opinion by “following” famous activists, academics, and politicians on Twitter. While reading and exchanging each other’s Tweets, some classmates became close friends. The first is an example of the project’s ____ function, the second is an example of the project’s _____ function.
Max Weber, Georg Simmel, and Karl Marx were all advocates of:
After weeks of protest in Zuccotti Park, NYC’s “Occupy Wall Street” divided into two camps: one composed of higher income protestors, and one composed of lower-income protesters. A ______ would be most interested in the relationship and nature of day-to- day exchanges between the two groups.
Feminist conflict theorist
Weber’s proposal of antipositivism influenced sociological researchers to ______ while examining different social worlds.