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The subjects in an experiment who are exposed to an independent variable introduced by a researcher
The loss of direction felt in a society when social control of individual behavior has become ineffective
Four key components of Sociology:
The subjects in an experiment who are not introduced to the independent variable by the researcher
A variety of research techniques that make use of previously collected and publicly accessible information and date
The use of gestures, facial expressions, and other visual images to communicate
A detailed plan or method for obtaining data scientifically
Norms deemed highly necessary to the welfare of a society
The process of making known or sharing the existence of an aspect of reality
Sociological investigation that concentrates on large-scale phenomena or entire civilizations
The viewing of people's behavior from the perspective of their own culture
A system of shared symbols; it includes speech, written characters, numberals, symbols, and nonverbal gestures and expressions
A selection from a larger population that is statistically representative of that population
The single most common value in a series of scores
The relationship between a condition or variable and a particular consequence with one event leading to the other
The structure of relationships within which culture is created and shared through regularized patterns of social interaction
Research that relies on what is seen in field and naturalistic settings more than on statistical data
The degree to which a measure or scale truly reflects the phenomenon under study
A systematic, organized series of steps that ensures maximum objectivity and consistency in researching a problem
The idea that the language a person uses shapes his or her perception of reality and therefore his or her thoughts and actions
A testable statement about the relationship between two or more variables
'Cultural information about how to use the material resources of the environment to satisfy human needs and desires'
The tendency to assume that one's own culture and way of life represent what's normal or are superior to all others
A face-to-face or telephone questioning of a respondent to obtain desired information
A number calculated by adding a series of values and then dividing by the number of values
An awareness of the relationship between who we are as individuals and the social forces that shape our lives
A factor that is held constant to test the relative impact of an independent variable
Obstacles that individuals face as individuals rather than as a consequence of their social position
Can you name the sociology term from the
An established standard of behavior maintained by a society
The extent to which a measure produces consistent results
Obstacles that individuals in similar positions face; also referred to by sociologists as 'social problems'
The process by which a cultural item spreads from group to group or society to society
A period of adjustment when the nonmaterial culture is still struggling to adapt to new material conditions
A relationship between two variables in which a change in one coincides with a change in the other
The use of the discipline of sociology with the specific intent of yielding practical applications for human behavior and organizations
A study, generally in the form of an interview or questionnaire, that provides researchers with information about how people think and act
The totality of our shared language knowledge, materal objects, and behavior
Ways of using material objects as well as customs, ideas, expressions, beliefs, knowledge, philosophies, governments, and patterns of communication
A condition in which members of society have differing amounts of wealth, prestige, or power
Research that collects and reports data primarily in numberical form
Perspective: A sociological approach that generalizes about everyday forms of social interaction in order to explain society as a whole
The worldwide integration of government policies, cultures, social movements, and financial markets through trade and the exchange of ideas
Perspective: A sociological approach that emphasizes the way in which the parts of society are structured to maintain its stability
Sociological investigation that stresses the study of small groups and the analysis of our everyday experiences and interactions
Transformation of an abstract concept into indicators that are observable and measurable
Norms governing everyday behavior, whose violation raise comparatively little concern
A collective conception of what is considered good, desirable, and proper-or bad, undesirable, and improper-in a culture
A printed or written form used to obtain information from a respondent
The variable in a casual relationship that is subject to the influence of another variable
The variable in a casual relationship that causes or influences a change in a second variable
A subculture that deliberately opposes certain aspects of the larger culture
A segment of society that shares a distinctive patterns of mores, folkways, and values that differs from the pattern of the larger society
Max Weber's term for objectivity of sociologists in the interpretation of data
A sample for which every member of an entire population has the same chance of being selected
The physical or technological aspects of our daily lives
The study of the physical features of nature and the ways in which they interact and change
Can you name the sociology term from the
A norm that generally has been written down and that specifies strict punishments for violators
Perspective: A sociological approach that assumes that social behavior is best understood in terms of tension between groups over power or the allocation of resources, including ho
A penalty or reward for conduct concerning a social norm
The midpoint, or number that divides a series of values into two groups of equal numbers of values
The process of introducing a new idea or object to a culture through discovery or invention
The use of the discipline of sociology with the specific intent of altering organizations or restructuring social institutions
The freedom individuals have to choose and to act
An artifically created situation that allows a researcher to manipulate variables
The study of the social features of humans and the ways in which they interact and change
Specialized language used by members of a group or subculture
A common practice or belief shared by all societies
The standards of acceptable behavior developed by and for members of a profession
A norm that is generally understood but not precisely recorded
The feelings of disorientation, uncertainty, and even fear that people experience when they encounter unfamiliar cultural practices
The study of an entire social setting through extended systematic observation
The body of knowledge obtained by methods based on systematic observation
Formal norms enforced by the state
In sociology a set of statements that seek to explain problems, actions, or behavior
The combination of existing cultural items into a form that did not exist before.
The systematic study of how biology affects human social behavior
The systematic coding and objective recording of date, guided by some rational
The systematic study of the relationship between the individual andsociety and of the consequences of difference
A measurable trait or characteristic that is subject to change under different conditions
The unintended influence that observers of experiments can have on their subjects
A research technique in which an investigator collects information through direct participation and/or by closely watching a group or community
A set of cultural beliefs and practices that legitimates existing powerful social, economic, and political interests

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