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Sociology

Quiz 2 :

Examining the Social World: How Do We Know

Quiz 2 :

Examining the Social World: How Do We Know

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Concepts or ideas that vary in frequency or occurrence across people, times, or places are known as ______.
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The titles Karl Marx used to describe the two classes in society were the ______ and the ______.
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Which of the following steps is NOT a part of the study of the sociological world?
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Alexa and Eduardo want to do a sociological study of working mothers in Brazil. Alexa wants to begin with some general theories about working moms in Brazil and then make hypotheses based on those theories. Eduardo prefers to collect data first by interviewing a representative sample of working Brazilian mothers and then formulate a theory to explain their findings. In this example, Alexa prefers to use ______ while Eduardo would rather use ______.
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The statement, "People who have more than 12 years of education and who own a personal computer are more likely to use online dating services than those who have less than 12 years of education and who do not own a personal computer," is a ______.
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A spurious relationship occurs between two variables when:
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Pam wants to study the impact of war on soldiers. She plans to observe therapy groups for soldiers who have posttraumatic stress disorder and to take a representative survey of returning soldiers. Pam's proposed research method can best be described as ______.
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The discrimination and oppression that people face because of their race, class, and gender is referred to as ______.
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Symbolic interaction theory states:
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Prior to the 19th century, the primary influence on the way people viewed the world was based on ______.
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The scientific approach is based on all of the following assumptions EXCEPT that:
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Tom is studying how changes in income affect the frequency of eating out. In this example, "changes in income" is the ______ variable, and "frequency of eating out" is the ______ variable.
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Statements regarding why and how facts relate to each other and the connection between those facts are known as ______.
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All of the following led to the rise of sociology EXCEPT:
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According to the text, the Industrial Revolution led, in part, to the rise of sociology because:
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Facts and observations that can be objectively observed and carefully measured using the five senses are known as ______.
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Educated guesses based on theories but not yet scientifically tested are known as ______.
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Allison is a sociologist who feels very strongly that every child should be given equal opportunities for a quality high school education because it is crucial for the child's future. However, after studying the topic scientifically, she discovers that the quality of a child's high school education plays no role whatsoever in the future of that child. What should she, as a scientist, do based on the rules of objectivity and ethical behavior?
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Richard is researching the way that religious differences have led to conflicts among Iraqi Muslims. His research focuses on ______.
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The first person to propose that the scientific method could be applied to the study of social life was ______.
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