Sociology Unit 1 Studying society

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What is sociology?
systematic study of human social life; groups and societies
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What do sociologists mean by the term socialisation?
the process through which we learn the culture and norms for the society we are born into
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What is meant by the term social stratification?
the way society is structured or divided into hierarchical layers, for example the bourgeoisie at the top and the proletariat at the bottom
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What is qualitative data?
data that is in the form of words, quotes etc
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What is quantitative data?
data that it is in numerical form, eg statistics, graphs and tables
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Official statistics are relatively _______
cheap
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Official statistics are put together by officials so sociologists have little say on the ______ used
validity
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What is primary socialisation?
the process of early childhood learning, usually within families, children learn basic behaviour patterns, language and skills needed in later life
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