The Practical Skeptic: Core Concepts in Sociology
Using a conceptual organizing framework, THE PRACTICAL SKEPTIC: CORE CONCEPTS IN SOCIOLOGY, 2nd Edition, is a concise introduction to sociology that focuses on core concepts as the central building blocks for understanding sociology. Written in a lively, conversational style, McIntyre uses numerous pedagogical features to help students grasp key sociological concepts.
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The second important characteristic of a variable has to do with the idea of
variation or difference: A variable is a thing that has varying attributes (an
attribute is a characteristic or a quality that describes a thing). For example, the
attributes of ...
There are two rules to keep in mind when operationalizing variables. First, the list
of attributes must be exhaustive; that is, every thing or person being observed
must fit into one category. Second, the list of attributes must be mutually exclusive
It may be that those who brush more frequently do get fewer cavities, but ten as
opposed to twenty cavities. How do you tell what categories are important? Ask
around! Find out what the range is. c. Attributes are characteristics of a variable.
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I've always wanted to use this book to teach Introductroy Sociology. It is more clever, more interesting than the typical introductory textbook. The Teacher's guide is a set of out-of-the-ordinary exercises, rather than the usual lecture outlines and sample exam questions. Read full review