Sociology Notes - within which theories, laws, and...

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Sociology Notes 1 Origins of Sociology - Political – French Revolution - Economic – Factory / Industrialized - Religious – Protestant Reformation - Urbanization – Rupture of settled homogenous social life - Globalization – Encounter with new social formations Early Sociology - Desire to explain the social transition - How is social order possible? - Evolutionist view – societies develop uniformly from simple to complex - Of course, Europe was the apex Paradigms - A philosophical and theoretical framework of a scientific school or discipline
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Unformatted text preview: within which theories, laws, and generalizations and the experiments performed in support of them are formulated- Thomas Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions- What is to be observed and scrutinized- The kind of questions that are supposed to be asked and probed for answers in relation to this subject- How these questions are to be structured- How the results of scientific investigations should be interpreted- How is data collection to be conducted Natural Vs. Social- Natural Sciences tend to have a single accepted paradigm- Social Sciences have multiple paradigms / perspectives...
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This note was uploaded on 03/21/2011 for the course SOCI 1101 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Georgia State University, Atlanta.

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