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Factors that led to development of sociology as a discipline

1. Industrial Revolution

2. Rise of Imperialism

3. Success of Natural Sciences

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Symbolic Interactionism vs. Functionalism

1. Functionalism: Macro | Symbolic: Micro

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Similarities between marxism and functionalism

1. Both macro

2. Both use analogies to explain the social structure.

3. Both developed in Europe.

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Sociologists goals vs journalists

1. More systematic

2. Grounded in theory

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What sociologists can do to avoid bias in conducting research. `

1. selection bias: random sampling

2. verify with sources

3. respondent bias: dont let respondents feel pressured: dont write questions as if there's a right answer. keep anonymity

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Difficulties faced by researchers when conducting research

1. lack of access to high quality data

2. getting accurate info.

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Historical factors influencing structure of caribbean family

1. slavery : women had to stay with children = matrifocal family + absenteeism among fathers.

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Types of families found in caribbean

1. nuclear

2. sibling family

3. visiting relationship

4. matrifocal

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Factors responsible for change in caribbean family today

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