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

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Material Type:Study Guide 3
Class:SOC 1004 - Introductory Sociology
University:Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University
Term:Fall 2008
  • Acting Crowd
  • Organized Crimes
  • Casual Crowd
  • Conventional Crowd
  • Social Statics
  • Deindividualization
  • Expressive Crowd
  • Subjective Meanings
  • Expressive Leader
  • Credentialism
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Sociology Terms Exam 1: Sociology- The scientific study of our social interactions of social organization with other people Variable- a Concept that can take on different values Hypothesis- a testable proposition to determine something’s validity Correlation- Exists when a change in one variable is associated with a change in another variable Independent variable- A variable that causes an effect Dependent variable- A variable that is affected Spurious correlation- A false correlation between two variables produced by a third variable that influences the original variables. Survey- a way to gather data needed for sociology that are private matters or not easily Self-concept Sociological imagination- The ability to evaluate our personal experiences as a reflection of the structural arrangements of the society we live in today Ideal type- a tool that allows sociologists to simplify data by ignoring minor differences in order to determine major similarities. Social Fact- Aspects of social life that can not be ...

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