What is sociology and why is it important to my UMA education and healthcare career?

SO1050: Week 1 Assignment What is sociology and why is it important
to my UMA education and healthcare career?
This assignment helps you apply your knowledge from this week’s modules
and readings.
Healthcare professionals interact daily with diverse groups of people.
Appreciating different cultures, using a sociological mindset, is key to
success in the workplace. 50
Sociology
Answer the following questions. 1. Define the term: sociology
Type answer here 2. How does using sociological imagination help sociologists in their research?
Type answer here 3. List the three paradigms that most sociologists use to view the world.
a. Type answer here
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c. Type answer here 4. What is the worldview associated with conflict theory?
Type answer here 5. Early conflict theory studies revealed inequality in the U.S. democratic system. Do you think that
there are inequalities present in the U.S. today? Explain.
Type answer here 6. What community learning opportunities are available in your area? (Hint: If you do not know of any
current opportunities, ask a friend or neighbor, conduct a Google search or look at a newspaper.) Type answer here © Ultimate Medical Academy. 1 Sociological Research
Answer the following questions. 7. Define the term: research methods
Type answer here 8. List and describe the six steps of social research
Step Description Type answer here Type answer here Type answer here Type answer here Type answer here Type answer here Type answer here Type answer here Type answer here Type answer here Type answer here Type answer here 9. In your opinion, which ethical practice of sociological research is the most important and why? (Hint:
Refer to the Ethical Concerns section.)
Type answer here 10. What is the difference between quantitative research and qualitative research methods? Type answer here Culture
Answer the following questions. 11. What is culture?
Type answer here © Ultimate Medical Academy. 2 12. Provide an example of culture.
Type answer here 13. List one value and explain why it is important to you.
Type answer here 14. How does culture influence sociological approaches? (Hint: 3 sociological paradigms). Type answer here Reflection
Reflect on what you have learned this week to help you respond to the question below. You may choose
to respond in writing or by recording a video! 15. In your opinion, what changes need to take place in the healthcare industry? Conduct an internet
search to find ideas to support your answer. (For example, lack of healthcare facilities and doctors in
low income areas.)
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