Soc 1 april 2 2008

Soc 1 april 2 2008 - The notion of science - The...

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The notion of science - The development of a theory that can be tested by systematic research - And our theories are simply the explanation of the phenomenon  around us which  we seek to explain  o Scientific methods are the use of subjective systematic observation to test  theories Science initially just applies to the natural world. - The “natural” phenomenon  o Physic, biology Science experiences difficulties giving explanations that are against the common  sense/traditional untrue explanations Auguste Comte (1798-1856) - Founder of sociology  - Employ scientific methods to understand society o Social science - Two fundamental questions o What created social orders? We can’t assume social order is naturally there o Once the social order is established, what leads to social changes? - Associate natural science with social science Definition: -  Sociology: the systematic study of the functioning, the organization, 
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