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1.1: The Sociological Perspective
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- 1.1A: Studying Sociology
- Sociological studies range from the analysis of conversations and behaviors to the development of theories in order to understand how the world works.
- 1.1B: The Sociological Imagination
- The sociological imagination is the ability to situate personal troubles within an informed framework of larger social processes.
- 1.1C: Sociology and Science
- Early sociological studies were thought to be similar to the natural sciences due to their use of empiricism and the scientific method.
- 1.1D: Sociology and the Social Sciences
- As a social science, sociology explores the application of scientific methods to the study of the human aspects of the world.
- 1.1E: The Sociological Approach
- The sociological approach goes beyond everyday common sense by using systematic methods of empirical observation and theorization.