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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From Suicide (1897) and The Rules of the Sociological Method (1904) fiMILE
DURKHEIM What Is a Social Fact? Sociological method as we practice it rests
wholly on the basic principle that social facts must be studied as things, that is, ...
Durkheim stressed that social facts could not be reduced to psychological or
biological facts. By this he meant that social facts (e.g., suicide rates) could only
be explained by other social facts (e.g., changes in industry or the economy), and
6 * Doing Social Research Any sociologist worth her (or his) salt has a broad
repertoire of . techniques or methods for finding answers to questions. ... As you
will recall from chapter 1, Durkheim saw sociology as the study of social facts.
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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