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What are the four type so historical datas?
Biographic/Oral history
Describe the differences between Primary and Secondary Data
Primary data- traces of the social reality you want to study
Secondary data- summaries or analysis done by specialist,
Define/Explain Running and Biographical/Oral History
Running records – files or existing stats documents maintained by organizations
Recollections – biography, oral history
Explain Max Weber on the Protestant Ethic & The Spirit of Capitalism
It was a study to his arugment: economic development is field by non economic forces (religion pushes work ethic), through similarities of the three countries Europe India and China the only difference was their religion
What are the 3 Kinds of logic – in – use in comparative historical sociology?
Parallel dimensions of theory - Just apposing cases to show that given a theory is valid across nation/cases
Contras of context- Compare ‘positive’ & ‘negative’ cases, Highlight the differences, Summarize patterns
Multi- Casual analysis
Describe Multi-Casual analysis
- Most of the time, cases are neither completely different or completely the same
- Method of agreement- when cases look different but have the same outcome
- Method of difference - when cases look similar but have different outcomes
Which method did Weber use to develope his thesis?
Method of Agreement
What is Comparative-historical sociology ?
- trends, patterns, macro questions
- the part of sociology that addresses macro questions
- ex: Weber, Marx, Durkheim
What are the strenghts and weaknesses of Primary and Secondary sources?
primary data – authentic but you get it in pieces (fragmented)
secondary data – can provide an overall view but may contain someone’s bias