Essay On Common Sense

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1. Common sense is a subjective idea that everyone forms on things they see on a regular day to day basis. Sociological knowledge moves beyond common sense where sociologists examine the evidence with an open mind that eventually proves the idea to be true or false. We all know that youth and elderly act differently. A hypothesis qualitative research analysis to compare how youth and elderly behave in their natural setting would show their different behaviours, the elderly being more well-mannered and composed as compared to youth.
The analysis is conducted at two different public locations. Unobtrusive research analysis was made to observe behaviour, so the subject is unaware of being studied. The first at Metro while grocery shopping and
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The first was a group of 3 boys all around the age of 16. They had their school uniforms on. They were pretty engrossed in their conversation about sports at school. They were trying to pick out some chips and salsa and dropped a few on the floor. None of them made any attempt to pick them up and place them back. They picked up some soda and proceeded to make their payments. The cashier said hello and none of them responded to her. One of them paid by cash and they stuffed their items into their backpacks and left.
The second youth observed was a female around 20. She walked around picking random items. She looked a little confused in the cereal aisle a she looked from one shelf to another. There was an associate right behind her who asked her if she needed help and she said a quick no thank you and turned back around. She ended up picking something after a few more minutes of looking. She proceeded to the self-checkout counter, avoiding any interaction with any cashier.
According to the observations at Metro, 100% of the elders were polite in their conversations. The second observed subject, who was the oldest of them all, showed she had overtime built friendly relations with some of the staff. Youth scored 0% in politeness. In comparison to the elderly, they seem to avoid conversations
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