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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Figure 5.2 Average Weekly Salary of Male and Female Workers in Clerical and
Managerial Positions, 1991 SOURCE: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Current
Population Reports, 1992 (Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office,
Beware the Hawthorne Effect Back in the 1920s, a group of social scientists
wanted to investigate the sorts of things that could influence worker productivity.
They chose to study this issue in a factory that made electrical parts: the Western
Common sense suggests that the best workers will apply for employment at
factory A. These workers will produce more and better doodads. On the other
hand, the only workers willing to work at factory B will be those who could not get
hired 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
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