Comte decided that to understand society

Comte decided that to understand society - Comte’s...

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Comte decided that to understand society, one had to follow certain procedures, which we know now as the scientific method . The scientific method is the use of systematic and specific procedures to test theories in psychology, the natural sciences, and other fields. Comte also believed in positivism , which is the application of the scientific method to the analysis of society. Comte felt that sociology could be used to inspire social reforms and generally make a society a better place for its members.
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Unformatted text preview: Comte’s standards of “research” were not nearly as exacting as today’s, and most of his conclusions have been disregarded, as they were based mostly on observation rather than serious investigation. In the United States, sociology was first taught as an academic discipline at the University of Kansas in 1890, at the University of Chicago in 1892, and at Atlanta University in 1897. Over time, it spread to other universities in North America...
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This note was uploaded on 11/30/2011 for the course SOCIOLOGY SO 101 taught by Professor - during the Summer '11 term at Montgomery.

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