Question Set 3.1.2
(Part 2 of 2 for Section 3.1: Conditions for and Impediments to Social
Note 3.1.2 will focus on conditions that generally inhibit social
change. Note 3.1.1 focused on conditions that facilitate social
Impediments to Change
Traditional Cultural Values
What is meant by everyday forms of peasant
Describe the conflict between the wealthy and the poor
laborers in the Malaysian rice paddies. What ultimately
Who has the ultimate say in government-funded social
programs such as health-care and employment insurance?
Can you identify any major social programs that have
failed to catch on because of the expenses involved?
Social Science Inquiry
Define participatory research
According to the text, what groups would not make a
suitable participatory research group? Why should this be?
What is meant by advocacy research; identify the
primary difference between advocacy and participatory
We will read and discuss the Case Study: Why Advocacy
Research?, p 75