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1.8: References, Key Terms and Concepts

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    Burawoy, Michael. 2014. “Precious Engagements: Combat in the Realm of Public Sociology.” Current Sociology Monograph. 62(2):135-139.

    Carl, John D. 2013. Think Social Problems. 2nd ed. Boston, MA: Pearson Education, Inc.

    Griffiths, Heather, Nathan Keirns, Eric Strayer, Suasn Cody-Rydzewsk, Gail Scaramuzzo, Tommy Sadler, Sally Vyain, Jeff Byer, and Faye Jones. 2015. Introduction to Sociology 2e. Houston, TX: OpenStax College.

    Henslin, James M. 2011. Essentials of Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach. 11th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

    Mills, C. Wright. [1959] 2000. The Sociological Imagination. New York: Oxford University Press.

    Steele, Stephen F. and Jammie Price. 2008. Applied Sociology: Terms, Topics, Tools, and Tasks. 2nd ed. Belmont, CA: Thomson Wadsworth.

    Key Terms and Concepts


    Applied sociology

    Basic sociology


    Case studies

    Clinical sociology

    Close-ended questions

    Dependent variable




    Independent variable

    Interpretive framework

    Interpretive perspective


    Objective conditions

    Open-ended questions

    Participant observation


    Public sociology

    Qualitative data

    Quantitative data

    Random sample


    Research methods

    Research process

    Scientific method

    Secondary and document analysis

    Social policies

    Social research

    Sociological imagination

    Sociological practice

    Sociological practitioner

    Stratified random sample



    Unobtrusive measures


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