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Sociological theory in use, Ken Menzies

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Sociological theory in use
Title
Sociological theory in use
Statement of responsibility
Ken Menzies
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Central to most sociologists' self-image is the claim that their theories are based on research. However, using a random sample of 680 articles appearing in major American, British and Canadian journals, Dr Menzies shows that in some areas of sociology the wide gap between theory and research means that much of sociological theory is virtually untested. He explains how theory is embodied in eight particular types of research, critically examines these research theories, and contrasts them with the positions of modern theorists. The sample of journal articles also permits a comparison of Britis
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Menzies, Kenneth
Dewey number
  • 301.072
  • 301/.07/2
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory
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  • Sociology
  • Sociology
  • Sociology
Label
Sociological theory in use, Ken Menzies
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 214-237) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Original Title Page; Original Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface The theorist as fortune teller; Acknowledgements; One Introduction: theoreticians'' theory and research theory; The theory-research gap; Objectives; The sampling strategy; An outline of the book; Two Functionalism: hunch or implausibility; Research functionalism -- an unfinished explanation; Social change; Testing research functionalism; Beyond functionalism; Theoreticians' functionalism; Conclusion; Three Symbolic interaction: voluntaristic interpretive description
  • Classic symbolic interactionist analysesA dramaturgical analogy; The symbolic interactionist attack on conventional research; The basic structure of modern symbolic interaction research; Interaction; Evaluating symbolic interactionist accounts; Voluntarism; Interpretative description; The direction of symbolic interactionist research; Criticisms of symbolic interaction; The dialectic between symbolic interaction and other sociological approaches; Conclusion; Four Causal role theory: people as products and creators of their worlds; Defining role; Role theory in consensual situations
  • Labelling theoryRole conflict and strain; The social construction of reality and the pluralisation of world-views; Reference groups; Conclusion; Five Men''s interests: war and peace; Research interest theories; Implications of the attribution of interests by position or values; Housing classes; Radical sociology; Exchange theory; The potential of interest theory; The limits of rationality; Theoreticians' interest theory; Conclusion; Six Action theory, or a person''s got to do what his attitudes say he''s got to do, cetera cum praetermitti possint; The nature of attitudes
  • Attitudes and behaviourResearch action theory; Step 1 Ascertain attitudes; Step 2 People's perception of the situation; Step 3 Opportunity structure; Step 4 Factors affecting the attitude-behaviour link; Step 5 The principle of contented inertia; Subcultures; Conclusion; Seven Middle-range theory: a realist view; Sociological variables; Research middle-range theory; Factor analysis and the identification of sociological variables; Assessing and integrating middle-range theories; Theoreticians' middle-range theory; Conclusion; Eight Attainment studies: the concern for equality of opportunity
  • Occupational status scoresResources and constraints; Assumptions of path analysis; Types of attainment studies; The theoretical import of attainment studies; Conclusion; Nine Uses and abuses of great men: a cautionary tale; The potential realised; Abuses; Conclusion; Ten A quantitative view of current sociology; The theory-research gap; Current sociological concerns; International comparison; Trends in the 1970s; What sociologists teach; Eleven Conclusion; Appendix Implementing the sampling strategy; Coding rules and category definitions; The sample articles classified; Notes; Bibliography
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ocn889674578
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1 online resource (265 pages)
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online
Isbn
9781315765358
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Taylor & Francis
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889674578
Label
Sociological theory in use, Ken Menzies
Publication
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 214-237) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Original Title Page; Original Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface The theorist as fortune teller; Acknowledgements; One Introduction: theoreticians'' theory and research theory; The theory-research gap; Objectives; The sampling strategy; An outline of the book; Two Functionalism: hunch or implausibility; Research functionalism -- an unfinished explanation; Social change; Testing research functionalism; Beyond functionalism; Theoreticians' functionalism; Conclusion; Three Symbolic interaction: voluntaristic interpretive description
  • Classic symbolic interactionist analysesA dramaturgical analogy; The symbolic interactionist attack on conventional research; The basic structure of modern symbolic interaction research; Interaction; Evaluating symbolic interactionist accounts; Voluntarism; Interpretative description; The direction of symbolic interactionist research; Criticisms of symbolic interaction; The dialectic between symbolic interaction and other sociological approaches; Conclusion; Four Causal role theory: people as products and creators of their worlds; Defining role; Role theory in consensual situations
  • Labelling theoryRole conflict and strain; The social construction of reality and the pluralisation of world-views; Reference groups; Conclusion; Five Men''s interests: war and peace; Research interest theories; Implications of the attribution of interests by position or values; Housing classes; Radical sociology; Exchange theory; The potential of interest theory; The limits of rationality; Theoreticians' interest theory; Conclusion; Six Action theory, or a person''s got to do what his attitudes say he''s got to do, cetera cum praetermitti possint; The nature of attitudes
  • Attitudes and behaviourResearch action theory; Step 1 Ascertain attitudes; Step 2 People's perception of the situation; Step 3 Opportunity structure; Step 4 Factors affecting the attitude-behaviour link; Step 5 The principle of contented inertia; Subcultures; Conclusion; Seven Middle-range theory: a realist view; Sociological variables; Research middle-range theory; Factor analysis and the identification of sociological variables; Assessing and integrating middle-range theories; Theoreticians' middle-range theory; Conclusion; Eight Attainment studies: the concern for equality of opportunity
  • Occupational status scoresResources and constraints; Assumptions of path analysis; Types of attainment studies; The theoretical import of attainment studies; Conclusion; Nine Uses and abuses of great men: a cautionary tale; The potential realised; Abuses; Conclusion; Ten A quantitative view of current sociology; The theory-research gap; Current sociological concerns; International comparison; Trends in the 1970s; What sociologists teach; Eleven Conclusion; Appendix Implementing the sampling strategy; Coding rules and category definitions; The sample articles classified; Notes; Bibliography
Control code
ocn889674578
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (265 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315765358
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Taylor & Francis
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889674578

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