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Sociology uses both quantitative and qualitative methods to study both face-to-face human social interactions and large scale social trends.Sociology uses empirical and critical analysis methods to study human socialinteraction.Sociology includes both macrosociology and microsociology; microsociologyexamines the study of people in face-to-face interactions, and macrosociologyinvolves the study of widespread social processes.Sociology is a branch of the social sciences that uses systematic methods ofempirical investigation and critical analysis to develop and refine a body ofknowledge about human social structure and activity.Studying SociologyFree to share, print, make copies and changes. Get yours at View on Boundless.comSociology > The Sociological Perspective
Because they tried to understand the larger processes that were affecting theirown personal experience of the world, it might be said that the founders ofsociology, like Marx, Weber, and Durkheim, exercised what C. Wright Mills latercalled the sociological imagination.C. Wright Mills, a prominent mid-20th century American sociologist, described thesociological imagination as the ability to situate personal troubles and lifetrajectories within an informed framework of larger social processes.Other scholars after Mills have employed the phrase more generally, as the typeof insight offered by sociology and its relevance in daily life.Another way ofdescribing sociological imagination is the understanding that social outcomes areshaped by social context, actors, and social actions.The Sociological ImaginationFree to share, print, make copies and changes. Get yours at 42-8637Émile DurkheimView on Boundless.comSociology > The Sociological Perspective
Early sociological approaches were primarily positivist—they treated sensory dataas the sole source of authentic knowledge, and they tried to predict humanbehavior.

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