Becoming Familiar with the Four Paradigms of Sociology:
Identify the four major sociological theoretical paradigms.
How does each of the above paradigms explain how society works with them?
In my own words:
Which paradigm do you relate to best? This is a tough one, because as a reviewer I am known to start things and trends myself online. I love social media, I will not lie. However, I would have to say, number three, symbolic interaction. I try to think first, but don’t always. However, I think that is probably me, maybe.
How can you use this particular paradigm to explain your decision to attend college? Well, let’s put it this way. I am having a total knee replacement on October 18th. Yep, during this class. I spoke with the counselor, she knows. And I weighed my options, and then I discussed it with my husband. I have finally finished my core classes, and now I have only CJ classes left, which is what I have been anxiously waiting for. And I truly love it here, and I love School. So, with this said, I decided not to take any time off, other than a week, and continue my education. So week four I will probably be out. But, I guess maybe? It would be functionalism with the I. the intended result. I mean, I have low grades ONLY in math, otherwise my grades are all A’s. It hurts me deeply that I will be out a week, but allegedly I can miss a week and still survive. Mind you my posts for week four will be up in advance. Just sayin…
Which of the four major research methods would you use, and how, to explore why adult students choose to return to college? This again, I would say would again be Functionalism, because it is something they need to determine whether it is right for them, however I also think they need to research their life, goals and what not’s as well. But the function one, because they need to see if they can in fact make it ‘function.’
What are the benefits and flaws of the particular method you chose for your imaginary study? My study was politics, as you can well enough see. Because politics is on my mind, and I am having a hard time deciding what and who to put in charge of my future. Every time I think I have the right person in mind, something else comes up. Now don’t get me wrong, I know with politics, they both lie, and point fingers. Allow me to let you know, I do my own research as well. I know that my one vote will not cause the Country cause and effect. In all honesty: I do not think any of our votes have much impact, because Congress can change everything if they want to. I think they honestly out rank US- just like they do the President.
Resources and research:
The Four Paradigms of Sociology