According to sociologists social group with three members are called
Which of the following conducted observation research on two groups of high school males-the Saints and the Roughnecks-and concluded that social class played an important role in the varying fortunes of the two groups?
Positivism is most accurately described as the belief that.
social research should highlight the positive aspects of social life
knowledge should be produced based on evidence from observations
sociologists should make more use of cfficial statistics
none of the above
Which nation state has reached zero population growth?
the United States
Which term was used by Talcott Parsons in asserting that society tends toward a state of stability or balance?
Four principles of McDonaldisation are
Efficiency of culture and social life
Efficiency calculability uniformity automation
Efficiency of status and caste
Efficiency of technologies
Which of the following is an aspect of culture?
a comic book
patriotic attachment to the flag of the United States
burial of a family pet in a cemetery plot
all of the above
A good example of a primary group is.
the U.S Army
all of the above
Which model of migration admits immigrants to a country on a temporary basis often for economic reasons without giving citizenship rights?
Which of these NOT viewed as a strength of surveys?
they are often undertaken by specialist agencies
they offer an appearance of precision
the data is easy to quantify and analyse
large numbers of people can be studied
The group way of life characteristic of humans may be traced to.
our human ancestors way of life in trees
the fact that human infants are helpless for a long period of time
a faulty genetic development
the small size of humans relative to other animals
Population began to increase steadily.
by around the middle of the 18th century
with improvements in agriculture technology and medicine
in the Bronze Age
in the 17th century when agriculture technology and medicine
Sex stereotypes are traditionally found in.
segregation of boys and girls in certain activities
all of the above
The regulation of sex.
is attempted by societies by encouraging marriage
has become unimportant in the U.S
has no relationship to the liberalization of sexual norms
is unrelated to societal mores and taboos
The solution Marx gave to the problem of alienation was.
None of these
An ideology or doctrine spread through persuasion is.
Which one of these would not be regarded as a dysfunction of bureaucracy according to Merton?
the rules could be upheld at all cost even in the face of a better solution
people know they should be guaranteed fair and consistent treatment
adherence to the rules takes precedence over organizational goals
workers are not encouraged to be flexible in making decisions
When does a society need laws?
when people commit too many sins
when the court system declares that they are needed
when the folkways and mores are not sufficient to control behavior
when it is necessary to create folkways and mores
Which of these is not an ethical issue for researchers?
assessing the potential risks for research subjects
selecting a relevant theoretical perspective
protecting the anonymity of participants
safe storage of the raw data collected in the process
Parsons' analysis of social system is based on the principle of
Division of labour
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