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    immediate and concrete findings of hands-on experiments, but had little patience for tasks that did not allow me to physically engage with my work. Years later, I have come to appreciate the importance social science plays in understanding and advancing some of the most critical issues of our time – social mobility,…

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    Marty Strange earned his Bachelor of Arts degrees in political science and sociology from Defiance College and a Master of Science degree in agriculture economics from University of Missouri. Strange worked for rural America his whole career. For 38 years Strange was a valuable member to two organizations, when both was just starting. The two organizations was Rural School and Community Trust policy program (Rural Trust), which Strange was a member of the Board of Directors for 15 years and…

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    which can be invaluable to identify characteristics of sociology and varying cultures (Jowell et al, 2007). Differing values are important in social research, as contending groups believe their beliefs are more significant than others (Davidov, Schmidt and Schwartz, 2008). The European Social Survey (ESS) is an academically driven survey that aims to chart social change with the perceptions of European citizens toward certain elements within their society. This is achieved by bi-annual research…

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    security, and their value are tradition and common sense. The second theme is Social, the interest of community service and caring for people, and their values are cooperation and service to others. The last code Conventional, was for people that are organize and setting up procedures and systems, and their values are accuracy and stability. My five interest areas are Protective Services, Politics and Public Speaking, Social Services, Law, and Healthcare Services but the one that is included to…

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    From there, Ruppert et. al states that these technological devices can in return become agents to shape our social worlds, which has become evident in many cases, including the introduction of technological devices into the classroom. This is directly related to the digitalization of the elementary classroom because it is clear that children are being introduced…

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    I’ve learned that a lot of people may be against the positivism approach to research in sociology because they believe that human behavior cannot be explained by ‘science’. I’ve also learned that the results and the key findings of a study depend on the approach the researcher takes to conduct research. Interperectivism is concerned with collecting detailed, in-depth information and search for reasons why things happen…

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    it or not. These simple methods of product position benefit the shopper so that they find what they need faster. Everyone considers their time valuable so having neat shelves and tables is something stores should maintain at all times. In The Science of Shopping Malcom Gladwell explains the “butt brush theory”, which is “Touch—or brush or bump or jostle –a woman on the behind when she has stopped to look at an item, and she will bolt” (96). I am delighted that this theory has been studied,…

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    At Campus Preview Day, President Michael Fitts said, “There is no other University that matches like Tulane given the right student.” I have no doubt that I am that right student to learn and grow among the Green Wave. Tulane is where I belong. While it is hard to describe how much I value Tulane and what it represents, I will give it my best shot. People often say, “You will know when a college feels right.” Until September 25th, I did not understand what that meant. When I first set foot on…

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    humanities field major. Education should broaden the horizons of their students rather than limit them, as well as, teaching students about balancing their lives on their own. Encouraging students to join teams and clubs, education can improve a student’s social capability and communication skills by learning how to work as a team and work with others in a safe environment; furthermore, preparing them for their prospective jobs and lives as adults. In Bloom’s novel, Closing the American Mind,…

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    Vivian declared a double major in Political Science and Psychology, and explained, “I knew that these were what I wanted to study because I am curious of the answers that these disciplines strive to provide, and I have always wanted to learn about people-related subjects. The best part about studying…

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