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Nicki Lisa Cole

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By Nicki Lisa Cole

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    • Longitudinal Study Created: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014
      A longitudinal study follows the same sample over time and makes...
    • What's So Bad About Global Capitalism? Created: Sunday, July 13, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      Through research, sociologists have found that global capitalism does far more harm than good. Here are ten key critiques of the system.
    • What's So Bad About Global Capitalism, Part 2 Created: Monday, July 14, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      Through research, sociologists have found that global capitalism does far more harm than good. Here are ten key critiques of the system.
    • Major Sociological Studies And Publications Created: Wednesday, July 06, 2011 Updated: Sunday, July 13, 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: Sunday, July 13, 2014
      Some of the major statistical terms used in sociology journals and texts.
    • Validity Created: Friday, June 17, 2011 Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014
      Validity is the degree to which a measurement instrument, such as a survey question, measures what we in fact think it measures.
    • Unobtrusive Measure Created: Friday, June 17, 2011 Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014
      In research, an unobtrusive measure is a method of making observations...
    • Theoretical Perspective Created: Friday, June 17, 2011 Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014
      A theoretical perspective is a set of assumptions about reality that...
    • Taboo Created: Friday, June 17, 2011 Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014
      A taboo is a norm forbidding certain behaviors as a form of ritual. Emile...
    • Subculture Created: Friday, June 17, 2011 Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014
      A subculture is a group of people with a culture that differentiates them...
    • Structural Strain Theory Created: Friday, June 17, 2011 Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014
      The structural strain theory was developed by Robert K. Merton as a part...
    • Stratified Sample Created: Thursday, April 05, 2012 Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014
      A stratified sample is a probability sampling technique in which the researcher divides the entire target population into different subgroups, or strata, and then randomly selects the final subject...
    • Role Created: Wednesday, June 15, 2011 Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014
      A role is a set of ideas and expected behaviors associated with a social...
    • Feminism Created: Monday, June 13, 2011 Updated: Sunday, July 13, 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: Sunday, July 13, 2014
      A dichotomous variable is a variable that has only two categories.
    • Control Variable Created: Thursday, June 09, 2011 Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014
      A control variable is a variable that is held constant in a research...
    • Erving Goffman Created: Wednesday, June 08, 2011 Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014
      Biography of Erving Goffman, a sociologist known for his role in shaping the symbolic interaction perspective as well as developing the dramaturgical perspective.
    • Systematic Sample Created: Thursday, April 05, 2012 Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014
      In a systematic sample, the elements of the population are put into a list and then every k-th element in the list is chosen (systematically) for inclusion in the sample." !--#if expr="$zTP='t3'" -...
    • An Overview Of Qualitative Research Methods Created: Friday, April 01, 2011 Updated: Sunday, July 13, 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...
    • The Globalization of Capitalism Created: Monday, July 07, 2014 Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014
      The globalization of capitalism was led by political and economic leaders of Western nations from the mid-20th century on. A sociologist reviews key events in this process.
    • Global Capitalism Created: Saturday, July 12, 2014 Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014
      Sociologists have identified five characteristics that make today's capitalism "global," and very different from previous versions of this economic system.
    • New Deal Capitalism and the Road to Globalization Created: Monday, July 07, 2014 Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014
      For much of the 20th century, state intervention in capitalist economies was the norm. Learn about what made this third epoch of capitalism unique.
    • Conflict Perspective Created: Thursday, June 09, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      Conflict perspective is one of the major theoretical approaches to...
    • Conflict Theory Created: Wednesday, June 22, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      Conflict theory emphasizes the role of coercion and power in producing social order. This perspective is derived from the works of Karl Marx, who saw society as fragmented into groups that compete for social and economic resources.
    • What is Capitalism, Exactly? Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      Capitalism is a widely used yet not often defined term. What does it actually mean? A sociologist provides a brief discussion.
    • Symbolic Interaction Theory Created: Wednesday, June 22, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      The symbolic interaction perspective, also called symbolic interactionism, is a major framework of sociological theory. This perspective relies on the symbolic meaning that people develop and rely upon in the process of social interaction.
    • Functionalist Theory Created: Wednesday, June 22, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      The functionalist perspective, also called functionalism, is one of the major theoretical perspectives in sociology. It has its origins in the works of Emile Durkheim, who was especially interested in how social order is possible or how society remains relatively stable.
    • Deductive Reasoning Versus Inductive Reasoning Created: Tuesday, December 06, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      In science, there are two ways of arriving at a conclusion: deductive reasoning and inductive reasoning. This article explores the differences between the two.
    • You've Come a Long Way, Baby: Capitalism Through the Years Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      Capitalism has changed greatly since it was first introduced in the 14th century, and society too has changed along with it. A sociologists provides a snapshot of the first two epochs.
    • Marriage Created: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Marriage is a socially supported union involving two or more individuals in...
    • Base and Superstructure Created: Friday, June 27, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      What are base and superstructure? Why did Marx write about them? A sociologist provides a brief and easy to understand overview of these concepts.
    • Language Created: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Language is the collection of words and the rules of govern syntax and...

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