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

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Material Type:Study Guide
Class:SOC 1004 - Introductory Sociology
University:Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University
Term:Spring 2008
  • Instrumental Leader
  • Style of Life
  • Social Statics
  • Reputational Method
  • Self-Placement Method
  • Credentialism
  • Socialist Economy
  • Expressive Leader
  • Objective Method
  • Social Dynamics
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SOC 1004 Final Exam Review Exam 1 Material Important Concepts • Sociology: the scientific study of social interaction and social organization. • Social structure: the interweaving of people’s interactions and relationships in more or less recurrent and stable patterns. • Social relationship: stable, recurrent pattern of interaction. • Interaction: mutual influence through exchange or communication. • Concept: an idea or mental picture of a group or class of objects formed by combining all their aspects. • Variable: a concept that can take on different values; the term that scientists apply to something they think influences (or is influenced by) something else. • Hypothesis: a proposition that can be tested to determine its validity. • Correlation: a change in one variable associated with a change in another variable. • Independent variable: the variable that causes an effect in an experimental setting. • Dependent variable: the variable that is affected in an experimental setting. • S...

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