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Nicki Lisa Cole

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By Nicki Lisa Cole

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    • What's the Difference Between Prejudice and Racism? Created: Wednesday, April 09, 2014 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      A sociological discussion of the difference between prejudice and racism, with attention to the implications that follow both.
    • Labeling Theory Created: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Labeling theory is based on the idea that behaviors are deviant only when...
    • Analyzing Qualitative Data Created: Thursday, February 02, 2012 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      There are many different software programs designed for use with qualitative data. This article will take a look at the programs that are most commonly used among social science researchers."
    • Resource Mobilization Theory Created: Wednesday, June 15, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Resource mobilization theory is used in the study of social movements...
    • Racial Formation Created: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Omi and Winant's theory of racial formation links social structure and stratification to common sense notions of race and racial categories.
    • Index of Qualitative Variation (IQV) Created: Friday, May 04, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      The index of qualitative variation (IQV) is a measure of variability for nominal variables, such as race, ethnicity, or gender. It is based on the ratio of the total number of differences in the distribution to the maximum number of possible differences within the same distribution. Learn more about the IQV, including how to calculate it.
    • What Is Sociology? Created: Friday, March 25, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Describes what sociology is, its origins, current approaches to the study of sociology, and a brief overview of the major topics of sociology." itemprop="description" Wednesday, June 08, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Biography of Karl Marx, a major figure in the founding of sociology. Marx is best known for his socio-political theory of Marxism and his book 'The Communist Manifesto.'
    • Anomie Created: Wednesday, June 08, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Anomie is a social condition in which there is a lack of cohesion and...
    • Constructing An Inductive Theory Created: Tuesday, December 06, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Inductive theory construction takes place during inductive research in which the researcher first observes aspects of social life and then seeks to discover patterns that may point to relatively un...
    • White-Collar Crime Created: Friday, June 17, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      White-collar crime is a criminal act that arises from opportunities created...
    • Frustration-Aggression Theory Created: Monday, June 13, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      The frustration-aggression theory argues that social movements occur...
    • History Of Sociology Created: Monday, June 27, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Learn about the history of sociology, how it came to be an academic discipline, and its evolution over the past century." itemprop="description">>
    • Systemic Racism Created: Monday, April 14, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Systemic racism is a theory developed by sociologist Joe Feagin that illuminates the racist foundations of the U.S. and connects it to racism today.
    • Conflict Perspective Created: Thursday, June 09, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      Conflict perspective is one of the major theoretical approaches to...
    • Major Sociological Studies And Publications Created: Wednesday, July 06, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Discover some of the major sociological works that helped define and shape the field of sociology.
    • Statistical Terms You Should Know Created: Tuesday, July 05, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Some of the major statistical terms used in sociology journals and texts.
    • Unobtrusive Measure Created: Friday, June 17, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      In research, an unobtrusive measure is a method of making observations...
    • Theoretical Perspective Created: Friday, June 17, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      A theoretical perspective is a set of assumptions about reality that...
    • Taboo Created: Friday, June 17, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      A taboo is a norm forbidding certain behaviors as a form of ritual. Emile...
    • Subculture Created: Friday, June 17, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      A subculture is a group of people with a culture that differentiates them...
    • Structural Strain Theory Created: Friday, June 17, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      The structural strain theory was developed by Robert K. Merton as a part...
    • Feminism Created: Monday, June 13, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Radical feminists believe that gender inequality is a result of the collective efforts of men to dominate, control, and exploit women.
    • Dichotomous Variable Created: Sunday, June 12, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      A dichotomous variable is a variable that has only two categories.
    • Control Variable Created: Thursday, June 09, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      A control variable is a variable that is held constant in a research...
    • Erving Goffman Created: Wednesday, June 08, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Biography of Erving Goffman, a sociologist known for his role in shaping the symbolic interaction perspective as well as developing the dramaturgical perspective.
    • An Overview Of Qualitative Research Methods Created: Friday, April 01, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Qualitative research, also called field research, typically involves fieldwork in which the researcher observes and records behavior and events in their natural setting. The researcher physically g...
    • Secularization Created: Thursday, June 16, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Definition of the sociological term "secularization". - Also includes examples of the sociological term "secularization" in use.
    • Emile Durkheim Created: Wednesday, June 08, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Biography of Emile Durkheim, a founding figure in the field of sociology. Known as the "father of sociology," Durkheim is credited with making sociology a science.
    • Mode Of Production Created: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      The mode of production is a central concept in Marxism and is defined as the way a society is organized to produce goods and services.
    • Sociology of Consumption Created: Wednesday, April 09, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      The sociology of consumption is a subfield of sociology which places consumption at the center of research questions, studies, and social theory.
    • Descriptive vs. Inferential Statistics Created: Thursday, February 16, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
      Statistical procedures can be divided into two major categories: descriptive statistics and inferential statistics. This article discusses the differences between the two."