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Intro Sociology: Part I Terms and Concepts

(*) after a clue indicates two word answer with no empty grid space between the words
Degree to which people are tied to their social groups*
Probability that an actor within a social relationship will be in a position to carry out his own will despite resistance
Examine a culture from within that culture*
If one defines a situation as real, it becomes real in its consequences*
A relationship by which two or more variables change together
Patterned ways of acting, thinking, and feeling that exist outside any one individual but that exert social control over each person*
Ability to see the relationship between individual experiences and larger society*
An apparent, although false, association between two or more variables caused by some other variable*
Status one holds in society
The quality of measuring precisely what one intends to measure
Concept whose value changes from case to case
Anything that carries particular meaning recognized by people who share a culture
Scientific or systematic study of interactions and relations among human beings
Shared values, ideas, and goals holds people together*
Research strategy in which the weaknesses of a particular method are compensated for by the use of other methods that don’t share those weaknesses
Major spheres of social life, or societal subsystems, organized to meet human needs*
Close-up focus on social interaction in specific situations
Judging another culture by standards of one’s own culture our own cultural understandings
The quality of consistent measurement.
Social grouping that shares the same geographical territory and is subject to the same political authority and cultural expressions.