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Ali Rastgou

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Hello sociologists,


I'm looking for a theory or hypothesis in sociology which may explain the following scenario or situation:


A community which has access to a lot of X may look for unlimited access to it.

In contrast, a community which has no or very little access to X may only aim to achieve some or a considerable amount of X, but not an unlimited amount of it.

X in this scenario is a presumed benefit that can help the community to improve in some way.


Is there any social theory or hypothesis which has introduced such a phenomenon or has tried to explain it?


I hope the situation is clear enough and look forward to your response.


Thanks in advance.


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Hello Ali, unless you want to provide more context for your question, this sound like a request for help with a homework assignment, which is not the purpose of this board. If that is not what this question is about, I suggest you tell us more about how the question came up and what you have done to try and answer it.

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Thanks for your response. I am actually a PhD student of applied linguistics, and I'm trying to explain one of my findings, where I had two groups of students who were engagend in writing practice for three months. Group A received corrective feedback on specific error categories. Group B received no feedback.


When I asked Group B, "how much of their grammar they would like to see corrected by the teacher?" half of them responded "all" and the other half "much but not all". However, when I asked the same question from Group A, almost all responded "all".


I think this situation can be explained sociologically as well.


Thanks again. Ali

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  • 2 weeks later...

Why do you think this question needs to be explained sociologically? Why aren't you thinking about an economic explanation? In other words, shouldn't you have some idea as to why this problem might require a sociological explanation before you assume that it does?


Tell us why you think this is a sociological question. 

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