Why Is Sociology a Science

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Why Is Sociology a Science? Why is social science (sociology) science? Is sociology simply a pseudo-science? After all, its ability to predict the future is questionable! Isn't it? What is science? In mathematics, 2 + 2 always = 4. Sociology often cannot make precise predictions. In response, one might argue that just because the subject matter of sociology is more difficult to study than the subjects pursued in other sciences, it does not mean that the scientific method is inappropriate for the social sciences. The subject matter of sociology experiences continuous change. This fact alone renders efforts at prediction difficult. Problems relating to prediction can be found in the biological science as well.
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Unformatted text preview: One should note the problems encountered as biologists try to track the AIDS virus. It too continually mutates. Sociology is a science every bit as much as biology or chemistry. Social sciences, like natural and biological sciences, use a vigorous methodology . This means that a social scientist clearly states the problems he or she is interested in and clearly spells out how he or she arrives at their conclusions . Generally, social scientists ground the procedure in a body of existing literature . This is precisely how other sciences function....
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