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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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