Lecture Notes for SOC 1004 - Introductory Sociology with Hughes at Virginia Tech (VT)

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Material Type:Study Guide 1
Class:SOC 1004 - Introductory Sociology
University:Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University
Term:Fall 2008
  • Social Statics
  • Personal Difficulties
  • Social Dynamics
  • Development Theory
  • Dysfunctional Conflict
  • Non-Material Culture
  • Different Values
  • Unobtrusive
  • Value-Free Sociology
  • Perspective
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Study Guide: Exam 1 Sociology: the scientific study of social interactions and of social organization through research and collection of data and analysis of facts. Social structure: the interweaving of people’s interactions and relationships in recurrent and stable patterns. May be simple, complex, concrete or abstract Interaction: • One in which people orient their actions toward one another • Two people walking toward each other on a sidewalk • Mutual influence through exchange or communication • Structured Social relationship: stable, recurring pattern of interaction Concept: organize pure experiences Variable: a concept that can take on different values • Social status, conditions, attitudes, behaviors Hypothesis: a proposition that can be tested to determine its validity Correlation: exists if a change in one variable is associated with a change in the other variable Independent variable: a variable that causes an effect Dependent variable: the variable that is affected Supurious correlation...

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