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Sociology
scientific study of human groups and their interactions over time.
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Sociology
scientific study of human groups and their interactions over time.
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Functionalist Prospective
when all of the social structures work together in harmonay the society will flourish. if the social structures cannot work together the society flounder.
functionalism is the theory based on the percetion that society is a complex system whose parts work together to promote stability
Conflict Theory
based on the argument that society is a complex system characterized by inequality and conflict that generate social change.
Symbolic Interationism
arugues that society is the sum total of the symbolic social relations its members have with one another
Research method
1. select a topic
2. review the literature
3. forumalate a hypothsis
4. create a research design
5. collection of the data
6. analysis of the data
7. drawing conclusions
August comte
credited founder of sociology
What lead to sociology?
the industrial revolution