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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When a variable influences another thing, it is called a cause; when a variable is
influenced by another thing, it is called an ... A variable that is believed to
influence another variable (that is, to be a cause) is called an independent
So, in the abstract, positive relationships look like this: f" independent variable —
> T dependent variable That is, as the independent variable goes faster, or gets
bigger, or becomes more important, the dependent variable goes faster, or gets ...
In this sort of experiment, the researcher manipulates the independent variable (
knowing the secret) and observes the outcome (grades). To really know whether
the independent variable is the cause of the difference, the researcher needs at ...
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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