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 effect . So, Variables that influence or
affect other things = causes Variables that are influenced or affected by other ...
Finally, the very fact of researcher participation in field research can influence
subjects, and therefore findings, in what is known as the Hawthorne effect.
Beware the Hawthorne Effect Back in the 1920s, a group of social scientists
wanted to ...
The Matthew Effect As figure 13.3 suggests, the advantages that come with
wealth tend to endure even during troubled economic times. The figure shows
that during the 1980s, the rich got richer while the not- so-rich got poorer. This
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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