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

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Material Type:Study Guide 1
Professor:Hughes
Class:SOC 1004 - Introductory Sociology
Subject:Sociology
University:Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University
Term:Spring 2007
Keywords:
  • Instrumental Leader
  • Personal Difficulties
  • Illusion of Invulnerability
  • Experimental Setting
  • Social Comparisons
  • Overconfidence
  • Master Status
  • Participating
  • Observation
  • Interactionist
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Sociology Test 1 Study Guide • • • • • • • • • • Sociology: the scientific study of social interactions and of social organization. Social Structure: the interweaving of people’s interactions and relationships in more or less recurrent and stable patterns. Interaction: Interactionist perspective is concerned with the micro or small-scale aspects of social life Social Relationship: An association that lasts long enough for two people to become linked together by a relatively stable set of expectations. Concept: Variable: A concept that can take on different values; the term scientists apply to something they think influences (or is influenced by) something else. Hypothesis:A proposition that can be tested to determine its validity. It can take the form of a predictive statement or of a question. Correlation:A change in one variable associated with a change in another variable. They have not caused causation. Independent Variable:The variable that causes an effect in an experimental settin...

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