SOCIOLOGY II

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  1. Before we choose a given subject (mainstream or non-mainstream) as our research topic, the only thing we need to consider is whether the topic is sensitive. T    F
    F
  2. If the samples chosen are biased, they will provide sociologists with distorted information about the population. T    F 
    T
  3. According to definitions, both income and education level are ordinal variables. T    F
    F
  4. The quality of our data is determined by validity only. T    F 
    F
  5. Before the possible relation(s) between two concepts can be determined, we have to operationalize these two concepts (i.e., transforming these two concepts into variables). T    F 
    T
  6. If you decide to interview, say, a terrorist, then in your questionnaire, your questions should be standardized. T    F
    F
  7. In sociology, the so called Hawthorne Effect means that the research method of participant observation, to an extent, will exhibit artificial effect. T    F
    F
  8. When sociologists use the method of experiment to collect data, their subjects usually will be divided into two groups. Subjects assigned to the control group will expose to the influence/treatment of a given independent variable.  T    F
    F
  9. The term validity means that we can get consistent results from our measurements. T    F
    F
  10. The relationship between two variables (one is independent variable, the other is dependent variable) may be spurious. T    F
    T
  11. When we use the method of interview to collect data for a sensitive topic, the questions we ask should be as short as possible (in order to avoid embarrassing our subjects). T    F
    F
  12. Max Weber is the first sociologist who argues that sociological research must be value-free. T    F
    T
  13. Classic experiment-- the subjects are assigned to either control or experimental group-- relies heavily on the procedure of random assignment. T    F 
    T
  14. Generally speaking, the response rates of written questionnaires are quite high.  T    F
    F
  15. The research method participant observation/field study has several advantages. One of them is that it is time-saving. T    F
    F
  16. For sociologists, perfect correlation (i.e., correlation coefficient = +1 or -1) among variables usually cannot be found in real world.  T    F
    T
  17. In some cases, the occurrence of independent variables will be later than that of dependent variable. T    F
    F
  18. City name (e.g., Lafayette or Baton Rouge) is an ordinal variable. T    F
    F
  19. Karl Marx is the first sociologist who uses scientific methods to study suicide. T    F
    F
  20. All reliable theories are valid. T    F
    F
  21. Personal diaries are historical data. T    F
    T
  22. One of the weaknesses of survey is that the samples sociologists choose may not be representative. T    F
    T
  23. If you want to determine the causal relationship between two variables, then which of the following should be taken into account? 
    a. possibility of spuriousness
    b. time order
    c. systematic linkage
    d. a and b
    e. a, b, and c
    E
  24. As we discussed in class, the guiding theory for Gender research and racial inequality in sociology is ________.  
    a.  functionalism
    b.  conflict theory
    c.  symbolic interaction
    d.  dramaturgy
    e.  labeling theory 
    B
  25. Which of the following is a mainstream topic of sociology?  
    a. secret police
    b. secret societies
    c. political assassinations
    d. sociology of work
    e. concentration camps
    D
  26. The idea of shared definition/imagination is suggested by ________. 
    a. functionalism
    b. conflict theory
    c. symbolic interactionism
    d. a and b
    e. none of the above 
    C
  27. ________ argues that the core theme of sociology is to interpret the subjective meanings of human actions. 
    a. Karl Marx
    b. Emile Durkheim
    c. Max Weber
    d. Ralf Dahrendorf
    e. Talcott Parsons
    C
  28. Which of the following probably is the least expensive way for sociologists to collect data? 
    a. participant observation
    b. secondary analysis
    c. personal interview
    d. telephone interview
    e. questionnaire
    B
  29. Which of the following is a ratio variable? 
    a.  # of children
    b.  attitude scale
    c.  marital status
    d.  birth order
    e.  temperature
    A
  30. Suppose you want to study the relationship between race and immigration. In this case, it is very likely that you will get distorted data if you interview _______. 
    a. President Obama
    b. a real estate agent 
    c. an (orthodox) Christian
    d. a civil rights movement activist
    e. a Klan member
    E
  31. Which statement about the nature of variable in the following is incorrect?
     a. the distance between the adjacent values of       ordinal variables may or may not be the same
     b. the distance between the adjacent values of       both interval and ratio variables remain equal       and constant
     c. "someone's looking" is a nominal variable 
    d. "educational level" is a ratio variable. 
    e. the only difference between ratio and interval variables is that the latter does not have absolute zero point.
    C
  32. Suppose there is a sociologist who claim that the two processes of symbolic interaction, meaning attachment and definition of situation, can explain both the courses of human behaviors in the U.S. and in the other countries. In this case, this sociologist=s hypothesis about the patterns of social interaction in the other societies is based on _______. 
    a. accumulation
    b. summary
    c. induction
    d. development
    e. deduction
    E
  33. Which publication in the following will allow you to find/cite professional articles of sociology? 
    a. American Journal of Sociology
    b. Social Forces
    c. Symbolic Interaction
    d. American Sociological Review
    e. all of the above
    E
  34. Which of the following variable is transformed from the concept aggressiveness? 
    a. frequency of drinking beer
    b. frequency of peeping someone=s room
    c. frequency of watching cartoon 
    d. frequency of wife beating
    e. frequency of having sex with prostitutes
    D
  35. The Hawthorne effect is frequently associated with some data collection methods, such as ________. 
    a. telephone interview
    b. participant observation
    c. content analysis
    d. historical analysis
    e. experiment 
    E

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