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    Determinism is one of the three major theories on science and technology studied in Science and Technology Studies. The other two are Social Construction of Technology, and Actor-Network/Assemblage Theory. This essay will focus on Technological Determinism, and analyze Adam Moe Fejerskov’s article “The New Technopolitics of Development and the Global South as a Laboratory of Technological Experimentation” published in 2017 in Sage journals’ Science, Technology, & Human Values. In this article,…

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    in that chapter. Sociology, although sometimes looked upon more as a humanity than a science (which I personally feel is unjustified), is an academic field that uses the scientific method in order to gather and interpret data. Even though people tend to feel reduced and dehumanized by being labeled as ‘data points’ the study of societies is in many ways similar…

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    Testing In Schools

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    receiving the same out of time on all subjects because of how the topics are being taught during different subject timeframes. An example of this would be teaching about the American Revolution through opinion writing. Students would be learning about a social studies topic, but also learning critical skills about opinion writing. It is essentially like the old saying goes “killing two birds with one stone.” In this case students would be taught about the American Revolution and opinion…

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    Since elementary school, my favorite teachers have always been social science teachers. I have always loved my United States History teachers because they actually cared about whether the students in their classes learned. I also really loved my AP Psychology teacher because it was a class I was really interested in and she taught the material very well. I think my favorite teachers have been teachers that are not only interested in the subject they are teaching, but that care about students…

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    the tremendous contributions that she has made to the field of anthropology and the public. In addition, I find it very astounding that Mead “offers a resolution of the old apparent conflict between science and humanities through the development of a human science capable of justifying within science both quantitative and qualitative knowledge” (Ruby 2000, 165). Therefore, this provides a significant point of why one should combine…

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    Theoretical Framework “How can I create opportunities in my social science classroom for learners to engage with social science and historical material and build historical connections rather than memorize content?” My Experience as a Student I attended Shadow Mountain High School in Phoenix, Arizona in the 1980s. Shadow Mountain was located in a middle- to upper-middle, primarily white, suburban neighborhood. My experience with teachers and the acquisition of the content they taught varied…

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    assessment that positivism and market fundamentalism has led to the destruction of Western civilization in the twenty-first century. This assessment is critical of both the internal workings of science and how it operates among other social institutions. The critique of positivism depends on a flawed placement of science in society, and is inconsistent with the subsequent historical narrative. These inconsistencies result in a weak rhetorical argument against positivism, and place an implicit…

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    1. What is survey method? What kinds of survey methods are used in social movement?s research? Discuss their benefits and limitations. In the realm of social science there are a variety of measurement tools that academics use to perform social research. One of the most important tools is survey research, a measurement procedure that involves asking questions of respondents (Trochim, 2006). The importance of survey research cannot be understated, as it is estimated that in the 1980s and 1990s…

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    scientific study of social systems and phenomena in our world. The use of the scientific method to examine culture and society produced crucial differences with his predecessors or colleagues such as Herbert Spencer or Max Weber. Trying to know if society is something tangible or a social construct, Emile Durkheim wrote his famous book The Rules of Sociological Method (1895) that laid down the guidelines to follow to study what he called a positive social science. His expertise in the social…

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    The City of Bend has great need for successful affordable housings programs. According to the 2014 Annual Renters Survey, the city has a vacancy rate of .6 percent, compared to a national vacancy rate of 4.1 percent. Similarly, housing inventory, as defined by number of listings available divided by closed listings per month, only stands at 2 months for homes valued $250,000 of less. This significant demand coupled with constrained supply has led to median house prices of $321,500, or percent…

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