What were the main discussion points of the essay? What were the results and consequences of the study?
Would it be acceptable to replicate this study today? Why? or Why not?
What were the main discussion points of the essay?
Firstly, what were the main discussion points of the essay?
Secondly, what were the results and consequences of the study?
Thirdly, would it be acceptable to replicate this study today? Why? or Why not?
Finally, was this study ethical/unethical? Explain why.
Using one of the three major sociological perspectives presented in this course (Functional, Conflict, or Interactionist), explain the events described in the essay. For the sociological perspective you choose, apply the perspective to the article and also draw one or more conclusions from your analysis.
Connect what you read in the essay to any material presented in this course – be sure to use at least 3-5 terms from the text/lecture.
Three Major Perspectives in Sociology
micro level of analysis of small social patterns) to the “big picture” (the
macro level of analysis of large social patterns).
The pioneering European sociologists, however, also offered a broad conceptualization of the fundamentals of society and its workings. Their views form the basis for today’s theoretical perspectives, or paradigms, which provide sociologists with an orienting framework—a philosophical position—for asking certain kinds of questions about society and its people.
Sociologists today employ three primary theoretical perspectives: the symbolic interactionist perspective, the functionalist perspective, and also the conflict perspective. These perspectives offer sociologists theoretical paradigms for explaining how society influences people, and also vice versa. Each perspective uniquely conceptualizes society, social forces, and also human behavior.