There are five discussion questions. Each discussion question needs to be between 100-125 words. Please include each discussion question with the response in the completed work.

1.) Explain the advantages and limitations of the four major research designs. Provide an example of a social group situation that you believe would be best studied by each type of design. Explain your selection.

2.) Have you ever experienced culture shock when visiting (or moving to) a different culture? If so, describe the differences in nonverbal communication, norms and values of which you were aware. How did your experience help you to understand your own culture better?

3.) What are some of the major agents of socialization? Which do you think most influenced you? Why? Aside from childhood socialization, have you ever experienced other forms of socialization, such as anticipatory socialization and/or resocialization? Explain.

4.) How might you use your knowledge of sociology in your everyday life?

5.) Research a symbol that is meaningful to you, your culture (United States), or society at large on the Internet. This could be a religious symbol or even a logo.

Consider the following:

  • What does the symbol mean to you?
  • What does the symbol mean to society?
  • Has the meaning of the symbol changed over time?