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Sociological Theory. What is theory?. A way to explain how facts are related These facts should be based on empirical evidence Provides a framework for interpretation – a lens through which we can examine certain social phenomena. In Sociology, the primary question theory seeks to answer:

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What is theory
What is theory?

  • A way to explain how facts are related

    • These facts should be based on empirical evidence

  • Provides a framework for interpretation – a lens through which we can examine certain social phenomena.

  • In Sociology, the primary question theory seeks to answer:

    What holds society together?


Example
Example:

  • Suicide

    • Emile Durkheim

      • Egoistic

      • Altruistic

      • Anomic – Anomie = loss of direction, don’t know where to go, lawlessness,

      • Fatalistic

      • Found higher rates of suicide who were protistants vs. Catholics, single rates higher than married, children or don’t have children


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