Sociology and Values

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Perspective that argues that values should be kept out of sociology
Positivism
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Sociologist who suggests that values should be used in sociology, but kept out of data collection.
Weber
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Post-modernist concept that describes 'big stories' such as religion and science.
Metanarratives
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Sociologist who used the study of suicide as evidence of scientific sociology
Durkheim
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Gouldner argues that keeping values out of sociology is _________ as well as impossible
Undesirable
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Sociologist whose study of asylums argues that we should side with the mental patient and not the doctor.
Goffman
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_______ argues that sociology should be used to allow political radicals to overthrow exploitation.
Marxism
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Removal of the influence of values, personal interpretations and prejudices from the research process.
Objectivity
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Sociologist who argues that research should take the side of the underdog, and not that of the powerful
Becker
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________suggests that values are constructed in relation to different norms, perceptions and experiences
Relativism
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Perspective that believes that values are necessary in research.
Interpretivism
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Early Positivist who sees sociology as the 'Queen of the Sciences'.
Comte
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Sociological approach that believes that values should be expressed openly throughout research.
Committed Sociology
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Sociologist who suggests that values should be used in sociology, but kept out of data collection.

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Weber

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Post-modernist concept that describes 'big stories' such as religion and science.

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Sociologist who used the study of suicide as evidence of scientific sociology

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Gouldner argues that keeping values out of sociology is _________ as well as impossible

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