SOSC 185 SOCS185 Week 8 Final Exam Answers (DeVry)

SOSC 185 SOCS185 Week 8 Final Exam Answers (DeVry)


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SOSC 185 SOCS185 Week 8 Final Exam Answers (DeVry)

1. (TCO 1, 2, 3, 4) Identify the four major sociological research designs, give an example of each, and compare and contrast their advantages and disadvantages. (Points : 40)

2. (TCO 3, 8, 9) You have been asked by a committee of student success coaches to investigate why the rate at which freshman students post to their course threaded discussions is lower than the rate for other groups of students. Explain how the conflict perspective would analyze and explain the low posting rate. (In other words, consider the contributing factors that the conflict perspective would focus on in trying to explain the reasons for the low rate of students posting to their threads.) Then discuss a solution that a conflict theorist might use to encourage freshman students to post. (Points : 40)

3. (TCO 6, 7) The local newspaper reports that the long time treasurer at the First Missionary Church embezzled $60,000. Compare and contrast the explanation given by differential association to the explanation given by differential justice. (Points : 40)

4. (TCO 3, 4, 6) List and describe the stages that societies go through in Lenski’s sociocultural evolution. (Points : 40)

5. (TCO 5, 6, 8) Define and give examples of ascribed status, achieved status, master status, role conflict, role strain, and role exit. (Points : 40)



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