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    Weber meant by Verstehen and what Durkheim meant by social facts

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    1 Summarize what Weber meant by Verstehen and what Durkheim meant by social facts. How might a sociologist use each of these concepts?.

    2 Define the concepts "culture," "culture lag" and "new technology." Illustrate your discussion with an example of how "new technology" in society has engendered a "culture lag.".

    3 A.List six ways of conducting research and identify the major strengths and weaknessess of each approach

    4 Illustrate Goffman's concept of impression management by describing how you used the three sign-vehicles to communicate information about yourself in a specific institution..

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    Summarize what Weber meant by Verstehen and what Durkheim meant by social facts. How might a sociologist use each of these concepts?.

    In reference to Weber, when he used the term Verstehen, this was to elucidate upon the ability to understand, as this is a German term that pronounces how to better perceive, know or understand the nature and significance of any research topic. When dealing with research, there is a phenomenon that must be accounted for to ensure that the researcher has the ability to effectively grasp what has been presented with the research literature that is used for the research topic. Therefore, this is the meaning wherein the intent is to ensure that the researcher has the ability to understand the entire conceptual framework and theoretical framework associated with any phenomenon. According to Weber, there are four types of social action that need to be accounted for when attempting to assess the impetus for incorporating these into the theoretical framework, and these include the rational, irrational, affective, and traditional types of social action.

    2 Define the concepts "culture," "culture lag" and "new technology." Illustrate your discussion with an example of how "new technology" in society has engendered a "culture lag.".

    In regard to technology, this can be attributed to 21st century technological advances that seek to incorporate the necessary variables that are predicated upon the ability to align cultural attributes with the specific societal ...

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    What Weber meant by Verstehen and what Durkheim meant by social facts is determined. The expert lists six ways of conducting research.

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