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Sociology 111
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  1. Conflict Theory
    The explanation of social interaction that, in short, states that society is the result and cause of conflict. Contrasting values and desires to possess social resources explains social behavior.
  2. Data Analysis
    Searching for patterns in the information collected so you can make sense out of social reality.
  3. Data Collection Method
    Ways to collect data on individual and group characteristics, attitudes, beliefs, values, and behavior, such as surveys, interviews, observation, and experiments.
  4. Frequency Distribution
    A table displaying the frequency and percentage of all of a variable’s values.
  5. Functionalism
    An explanation of social interaction that, in short, states that parts of a social system, as institutions or roles, exist because they provide a function.
  6. Hypothesis
    A presumed statement of fact, usually "if x --(then)---> y"
  7. Interactionalism
    The explanation of social interaction that, in short, states that people create and change society through social interaction.
  8. Measurement Instrument
    A collection of measures used in a study, such as a survey questionnaire or interview guide.
  9. Measure
    Ways to observe or indicate a person’s or groups’ values, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors.
  10. Qualitive Measurement
    Ways of measuring that systematically observes attitudes, beliefs, values, and behaviors in their entirety.
  11. Quantitive Measurement
    Ways of measuring that breaks down attitudes, beliefs, values, and behaviors into their component parts and marks or codes the component parts with numbers.
  12. Variable
    A measure of a concept, the value of which can change across people or cases.

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