1) The 2000 election has turned out differently and President Gore has just issued a challenge to America in his first State of the Union Address. He says that we must find ways to keep guns off the street and out of the hands of children. How might sociologists research the problem? Psychologists? Anthropologists? (25 points) The 2000 election has turned out differently with the result of Gore as president. He has just issued a challenge to America in his first State of the Union Address. He says that we must find ways to keep guns off the street and out of the hands of children. This problem can be looked at and researched from different perspectives.
The first perspective is from sociologists. To research the problem of keeping guns off of the streets and out of the hands of children, sociologist would use a systematic and scientific study of human social relationships.
Sociologists would study groups of people and the way they interact within a society. Sociologists would study groups of children and how they interact with one another and in different social environments. They would gather data on what different groups of children were getting a hold of and using guns in different societies. From all of this research a sociologist would make conclusions on what social factors are involved in children getting a hold of guns. They would study the demographics "ÃÂ the location in society, the families' incomes, the relationship the children held with their parents, and all of the other conditions in society that make up a social order.
A different perspective would be that of the psychologist. Psychology focuses on the forces that shape and motivate individuals, forming their minds and personalities. When trying to research the best way to keep guns off of...