Sociological Concepts Quiz

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Who coined the term 'Sociological Imagination'?

C.Wright Mills

Which sociological theory focuses on the subjective meanings people attach to symbols and interactions?

Symbolic Interactionism

According to Structural Functionalism, society is viewed as a complex system with interrelated parts that function together to maintain:

Social stability

'Collective Effervescence' refers to the intense energy and solidarity experienced during:

Collective rituals or events

'Alienation', a concept by Karl Marx, describes the feeling of disconnection individuals experience in a capitalist society from their:

Work, themselves, and others

'Conflict Theory' emphasizes the role of power and coercion in shaping social order and highlights the existence of social:

Inequality

What is the main focus of dramaturgical analysis?

Comparing social interactions to a theatrical performance

Which research method focuses on collecting and analyzing non-numerical data?

Qualitative Methods

What is the difference between manifest and latent functions?

Manifest is intended, latent is unintended

In research, what does the independent variable refer to?

Controlled by the researcher and manipulated

What does the longitudinal study design involve?

Following individuals or groups over an extended period

What is the purpose of debriefing in experimental research?

To provide participants with information about the study after participation

Study Notes

Sociological Concepts

  • The term 'Sociological Imagination' was coined by C. Wright Mills.

Symbolic Interactionism

  • Focuses on the subjective meanings people attach to symbols and interactions.

Structural Functionalism

  • Views society as a complex system with interrelated parts that function together to maintain social order and stability.

Émile Durkheim's Concept

  • 'Collective Effervescence' refers to the intense energy and solidarity experienced during collective rituals and ceremonies.

Alienation

  • Concept by Karl Marx, describing the feeling of disconnection individuals experience in a capitalist society from their humanity, labor, and fellow workers.

Conflict Theory

  • Emphasizes the role of power and coercion in shaping social order and highlights the existence of social inequality.

Dramaturgical Analysis

  • The main focus is on social interactions as performances, examining how individuals present themselves and negotiate roles.

Research Methods

  • Qualitative research focuses on collecting and analyzing non-numerical data.

Functionalism

  • Manifest functions are intended and recognizable, while latent functions are unintended and unrecognizable consequences of social actions.

Experimental Research

  • The independent variable is the factor intentionally changed by the researcher to observe its effect.
  • Longitudinal study design involves collecting data from the same participants over a long period of time.
  • Debriefing is the process of informing research participants about the true nature and purpose of the study after it has concluded.

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