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Elements of Sociology: A Critical Canadian Introduction, Third Edition - Chapter 2

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Question 1:

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

Question 2:

a) An outsider
b) An insider
c) An expert
d) A positivist

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) It is a relatively new research method.
b) It is based on theories of Dorothy Smith.
c) It 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) They are used to identify and describe best practices.
b) They are stories about people and their situations.
c) They are used to analyze the methodological practices of social scientists.
d) None of the above

Question 6:

a) The disciplinary emphasis on statistical evidence
b) The popularity of positivism
c) The view of sociology as an interpretive science
d) Both a and b

Question 7:

a) Discourse analysis
b) Semiotic analysis
c) Content analysis
d) Genealogical analysis

Question 8:

a) Direct
b) Indirect
c) Inverse
d) Spurious

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

Question 17:

a) True
b) False

Question 18:

a) True
b) False