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SOC 402 Week 1 DQ 1 & 2

SOC 402 Week 1 DQ 1 & 2

SOC 402 Week 1 DQ 1 & 2

DQ 1 Three Sociological Perspectives

Compare the differences among the three major theoretical perspectives in sociology (structural-functionalism, conflict theory, and symbolic interactionism). With which theory and theorist do you find that you share similar views with and why?

 DQ 2 Qualitative vs. Quantitative Research & the Methods of Social Research

Compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages of qualitative and quantitative research. Suppose you are to study police brutality, what methods of research (demographics, historical data, surveys, interviews, or observation) would you utilize?


SOC 402 Week 2 DQ 1 and 2

DQ 1 McDonaldization

Analyze your college or workplace using Weber’s model of bureaucracy. What elements (efficiency, calculability, predictability, and control) of McDonaldization do you see? Do you wish life were less McDonaldized? Why or why not?

DQ 2 Generational Differences in the Workplace

Analyze the following scenarios:

a. Bob Jackson is 44. He is the manager of operations for a mid-sized company. He is always working and many employees at work think that he is a workaholic. His goal is to become the company president before he turns 50. In which generational group would Bob fall? Explain your answer.

b. Jerry Thomas is 28 and has just become the new corporate VP at his company. The older VPs with whom he works see him as impulsive, somewhat self-centered and unwilling to play by the rules. In which generational group would Jerry fall? Explain your answer.

SOC 402 Week 2 Assignment – Women and Flexibility in the Workplace

After viewing Women as change agents in America: Part I, determine why Kathleen Christensen believes that the flexibility of women in the workplace is a social and structural issue.

a. Identify some factors that have affected women’s flexibility in the workplace throughout history.

b. Evaluate the factors that have affected women’s pay in the workforce.

c. Hypothesize what may change for women in the workplace within the next 10 years.

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