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Basic sociology (fundamental) Sociological inquiry conducted with the objective of gaining a more profound knowledge of the fundamental aspects of sociological phenomena.

Basic steps in social research: defining the problem, reviewing the literature, formulating the hypnotises, selecting a research design, developing a conclus.

Basic steps in sociological research are Defining the problem, reviewing the literature, formulating the hypothesis, collecting and analysing data, developing the conclusion

Bureaucracy is A component of formal organization that uses rules and hierarchical ranking to achieve efficiency

Bureaucracy theory-Weber

Bureaucratization The process by which a group, organization, or social movement becomes increasingly bureaucratic.

Capitalism An economic system in which the means of productions are held largely in private hands, and the main incentive for economic activity is the accumulation of profits.

Charles Horton Cooley is a proponent of Interactionist perspective

Chicago school-

Choose scientists who supported structural-functionalist perspective T.Parsons and R.Merton

Choose scientists who supported symbolic-interactionist perspective G.H.Mead and E Goffman

Choose structural-functionalist p T.Parsons and R.Merton

Choose symbolic-interactionist pG.H.Mead and E Goffman

Class A group of people who have a similar level of wealth and income.

Class consciousness In Karl Marxs view, a subjective awareness held by members of a class regarding their common vested interests and need for collective political action to bring about social change.

Class is A group of people who have a similar level of wealth and income

Classsimilar level

Class system - A social ranking based primarily on economic position in which achieved characteristics can influence social mobility.

Classical theory - An approach to the study of formal organizations that views workers as being motivated almost entirely by economic rewards.

Clinical sociology - The use of the discipline of sociology with the specific intent of altering social relationships or restructuring social institutions.

Clinical sociology (applied) - The use of the discipline of sociology with the specific intent of altering social relationships or restructuring social institutions.

Closed system - A social system in which there is little or no possibility of individual social mobility.

Coalition - A temporary or permanent alliance geared toward a common goal.

Code of ethics - The standards of acceptable behavior developed by and for members of a profession.

Cognitive theory of development - Jean Piaget's theory that children's thought progresses through four stages of development.

Collective behavior - In the view of sociologist Neil Smelser, the relatively spontaneous and unstructured behavior of a group of people who are reacting to a common influence in an ambiguous situation.

Colonialism - The maintenance of political, social, economic, and cultural dominance over a people by a foreign power for an extended period.

Communism is As an ideal type, an economic system under which all property is communally owned and no social distinctions are made on the basis of people's ability to produce



Community - A spatial or political unit of social organization that gives people a sense of belonging, based either on shared residence in a particular place or on a common identity.

Community is Any number of people with similar norms, values, and expectations who interact with one another on a regular basis

Communitysimilar norms, values


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