Web Exercises

1. You can brush up on a range of social theorists at http://www.sociosite.net/topics/theory.php. Pick a theorist and read some of what you find. What social phenomena does this theorist focus on? What hypotheses seem consistent with his or her theorizing? Describe a hypothetical research project to test one of these hypotheses.

2. You’ve been assigned to write a paper on domestic violence and the law. To start, you can review relevant research on the American Bar Association’s website at
www.american bar.org/groups/domestic_violence/resources/statistics.html. What does the research summarized at this site suggest about the prevalence of domestic violence, its distribution among social groups, and its causes and effects? Write your answers in a one- to two-page report.