Durkheim’s Rules of the Sociological Method

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20:45 Durkheim’s  Rules of the Sociological Method,  1895 how to conduct social research, Durkheim is attempting to explain to  us how we can do that, trying to instruct us on how to do scientific  research he wanted to justify and demonstrate that the scientific study of  society was possible wanted to try and establish sociology as a respected discipline  academically, and he believed explaining it as a science would bring it  more legitimacy  Social facts  According to Durkheim, social facts should be and are the subject  matter of the discipline in other words, these are facts, social realities  that we should be studying, something we can experience and we  know is there, they are somehow social, they emerge from the  interaction between people, he's talking about social actions, he  writing about obligatory ways of behaving that we have to conform to,  social trends in society, social structures or formations like  bureaucracies, all of these things are external to the individual, and  Durkheim argues, that these social facts have a controlling and 
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