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Elements of Sociology: A Critical Canadian Introduction - Chapter 2

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Question 1:


a) Max Weber
b) Émile Durkheim
c) Auguste Comte
d) Robert Park

Question 2:


a) outsider
b) insider
c) both a and b
d) None of the above

Question 3:


a) a close examination of characteristics that cannot be counted or measured
b) finding patterns governing whole structures or systems
c) studying individual cases that don’t fit into the larger model
d) Both a and c

Question 4:


a) is a relatively new research method
b) is based on theories of Dorothy Smith
c) does not reflect the view that a neutral stance is necessarily more scientific than an approach that involves ‘taking sides’
d) All of the above

Question 5:


a) used to identify and describe best practices
b) stories about people and their situations
c) used to analyze the methodological practices of social scientists
d) None of the above

Question 6:


a) Semiotic studies of advertising depend far too much on the skill of the individual analyst.
b) Semiotic research is unable to derive an overall sense of constructed meanings from a survey, or even a large number of messages.
c) The content analysis of the research is too vague.
d) Both a and b

Question 7:


a) Discourse analysis
b) Semiotic analysis
c) Content analysis
d) None of the above

Question 8:


a) direct
b) indirect
c) inverse
d) Both a and b

Question 9:


a) True
b) False

Question 10:


a) True
b) False

Question 11:


a) True
b) False

Question 12:


a) True
b) False

Question 13:


a) True
b) False

Question 14:


a) True
b) False

Question 15:


a) True
b) False

Question 16:


a) True
b) False