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What Is Paradigm? - Definition, Development & Examples

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A set of beliefs, assumptions, or concepts that comprise an ideology are collectively known as what?

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1. Which of the following paradigms is used in sociology to analyze the ways that a group cooperates to form a successful whole?

2. Symbolic interactionism is a paradigm that analyzes the ways that individuals use which of the following to communicate?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Sociological paradigms are not the same, but each one shares similar elements. This quiz can serve as a test of your understanding of the various paradigms and sociological terms related to this topic.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will evaluate your knowledge of:

  • A paradigm that studies how strife impacts a society
  • A paradigm that evaluates how individuals come together to create an effective society
  • Symbolic interactionism and what is used in it for communication

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you understand the most important information regarding paradigms in society
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding characteristics of sociological paradigms and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately recall the word that means studying a culture's application of meaning to signs and symbols

Additional Learning

Additional information regarding paradigms may be found in the lesson titled What is a Paradigm?: Definition, Development & Examples. This lesson provides additional details regarding:

  • Historical development of paradigms
  • How paradigms are used in society
  • Theoretical paradigms and their definitions
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