Theory - The essence of social order Theories are linked to...

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Theory: Explain rule making Rule breaking Social reaction Theories are: Empirical Systematic Testable Causal/probability General--focus on a class of phenomena Theories direct our attention, define problems, and suggest solutions Theories reveal assumptions: Nature of the individual Nature of the group The relationship between the group and the individual
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Unformatted text preview: The essence of social order Theories are linked to the historical epoch in which they are created; tied to power relationships and political processes. Theories are tools They name, order, shape our perceptions They are reflexively shaped by experience They provide guidelines for our behavior towards the "object" of our study==>Control...
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