____ believed that societies grew and changed as a result of the struggles of different social classes over the means of production and greatly favored ____.
Karl Marx; Communism
After weeks of protest in Zuccotti Park, NYC's "Occupy Wall Street" divided into two camps: one composed of higher income protestors, and one composed of lower-income protesters. A ______ would be most interested in the relationship and nature of day-to- day exchanges between the two groups.
Qualitative sociology can be defined as:
In-depth interviews, focus groups, and/or analysis of content sources as the source of its data.
Which theorist claimed that people rise to their proper level in society based solely on their belief in a meritocracy?
Weber's proposal of antipositivism influenced sociological researchers to ______ while examining different social worlds.
Gain a subjective understanding of human cultural norms
Which of the following men coined the term positivism, and is widely considered the father of sociology?
The process of simultaneously analyzing the behavior of individuals and the society that shapes that behavior (or, the concept that the individual and society are inseparable) is referred to as:
Verstehen is defined by the text as:
To understand in a deep way.
Alona is examining the impact of the 2011 Penn State scandal on student morale and school spirit by distributing number-scaled surveys in her Introduction to Sociology class. Alona is employing a _____ research method.
A hypothesis can be defined as:
A testable proposition