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

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Material Type:Study Guide 1
Professor:Staff
Class:SOC 1004 - Introductory Sociology
Subject:Sociology
University:Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University
Term:Fall 2006
Keywords:
  • Democratic Leader
  • Authoritarian Leader
  • Dramaturgical Approach
  • Social Statics
  • Laissez-Faire Leader
  • Social Clock
  • Personal Difficulties
  • Social Dynamics
  • Experimental Setting
  • Falsifiability
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Sociology Exam 1 Study Guide Important Concepts Sociology: the scientific study of social interaction and social organization Social Structure: a stable and routine pattern of interaction or relationship; may be simple or complex, concrete or abstract Interaction: a mutual influence through exchange or communication; it has a set of expectations, is structured, is inherently ambiguous, and it influences our personality and identity overtime. Social Relationship: a stable, recurring pattern of interaction (ex. Friendship, marriage) Concept: used to give meaning to our life; allows us to communicate our experience; ideas that organize experience and measurement; gives form and meaning to experience Variable: a concept that can take up different values Hypothesis: a proposition that can be tested to determine its validity Correlation: two variables that vary in the same way (ex. Education has a positive correlation to income) Independent variable: the variable that causes and effect in an experimental setting De...

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