Sociology 1 - Studying Society - The sociological approach

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The sociological approach

Defining sociology:

- Sociology explores the social factors that shape human behaviour and the way that societey influences our daily lives

- Sociology is often defined as the study of society. A society can be defined as a group of people who share a culture or a way of life

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What sociologists study:

- Families

- The education system

- The legal system

- Crime and deviance

- The mass media

- The social stratification system

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