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Sociology-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 28


04 October 2014

  1. Write short notes on ALL of the following (Each answer should not exceed 200  words):-
    (a) Sucide as a social fact.
    (b) Decent and Kinship as social networks.
    (c) Modernization and intergenerational mobility.
    (d) Suitability of questionnaire for data collection in developing societies.
  2. How far do you agree with the view that while neopositivism reduces sociology  measurement, functionalism directs attention towards meaning? Can functionalism  explain dynamic social processes? (300 Words)
  3. Discuss the utility of Max Weber’s ideal type as a methodological tool. Explain how  Weber uses the ideal type procedure to depict the authority patterns. (300 Words)