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introtheory1 - Sociology Sociology is the study of human...

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Sociology Sociology is the study of human social behavior in groups, organizations and societies It overlaps with many other social sciences (psychology, economics, political science, anthropology)
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Sociology Sociology has many different facets and approaches We will start with viewing sociology as the scientific study of groups and organizations Most of sociology takes this approach, ( but not all) and we will consider various approaches
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The guidelines of scientific theory 2 basic kinds of guidelines 1.Analytical or logical guidelines Has to do with reasoning (here we talk about the validity of the reasoning) There are inductive and deductive logics (and other logics are always being developed). In formal theoretical approaches, deductive logic is preferred
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The guidelines of scientific theory 2. Second guideline--Empirical Guideline Observable evidence (having to do with senses) Testing requirement of science; that is, the principles developed through logic must be subjected to empirical test
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The Empirical Guideline There are 3 necessary components of the empirical guideline 1)Intersubjectivity: (this replaces objectivity as a goal of science).
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