Sociology Textbooks

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Instruction in Functional Assessment

Copyright Year: 2014

Contributors: Desrochers and Fallon

Publisher: Open SUNY

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Instruction in Functional Assessment introduces learners to functional assessment (FA), which includes a variety of assessment approaches (indirect, observational, and experimental) for identifying the cause of an individual's challenging behavior for the purpose of designing effective treatments. FA is mandated by federal law and is a recognized empirically based approach to treatment of individuals with challenging behaviors (e.g., disruptive, self-injurious, and aggressive behaviors). Instruction in FA is essential for students who will one day enter professions as educators, psychologists, social workers, counselors, or mental health professionals.

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Read more about Social Problems: Continuity and Change

Social Problems: Continuity and Change

Copyright Year: 2016

Publisher: Saylor Foundation

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Social Problems: Continuity and Change is a realistic but motivating look at the many issues that are facing our society today. As this book's subtitle, Continuity and Change, implies, social problems are persistent, but they have also improved in the past and can be improved in the present and future, provided that our nation has the wisdom and will to address them.

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Read more about Principles of Sociological Inquiry – Qualitative and Quantitative Methods

Principles of Sociological Inquiry – Qualitative and Quantitative Methods

Copyright Year: 2012

Contributor: Blackstone

Publisher: Saylor Foundation

License: CC BY-NC-SA

The author of Principles of Sociological Inquiry: Qualitative and Quantitative Methods, Amy Blackstone, started envisioning this textbook while sitting in her own undergraduate sociology research methods class. She enjoyed the material but wondered about its relevance to her everyday life and future plans (the idea that one day she would be teaching such a class hadn't yet occurred to her).

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Read more about Introduction to Sociology - 3e

Introduction to Sociology - 3e

Copyright Year: 2015

Contributors: Conerly, Holmes, and Tamang

Publisher: OpenStax

License: CC BY

Introduction to Sociology 3e aligns to the topics and objectives of many introductory sociology courses. It is arranged in a manner that provides foundational sociological theories and contexts, then progresses through various aspects of human and societal interactions. The new edition is focused on driving meaningful and memorable learning experiences related to critical thinking about society and culture. The text includes comprehensive coverage of core concepts, discussions and data relevant to a diverse audience, and features that draw learners into the discipline in powerful and personal ways. Overall, Introduction to Sociology 3e aims to center the course and discipline as crucial elements for understanding relationships, society, and civic engagement; the authors seek to lay the foundation for students to apply what they learn throughout their lives and careers.

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Read more about Sociology: Understanding and Changing the Social World

Sociology: Understanding and Changing the Social World

Copyright Year: 2016

Publisher: University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing

License: CC BY-NC-SA

The founders of sociology in the United States wanted to make a difference. A central aim of the sociologists of the Chicago school was to use sociological knowledge to achieve social reform. A related aim of sociologists like Jane Addams, W.E.B. DuBois, and Ida B. Wells-Barnett and others since was to use sociological knowledge to understand and alleviate gender, racial, and class inequality.

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