Constructing Social Theories

Stinchcombe Arthur L
Constructing Social Theories presents to the reader a range of strategies for constructing theories, and in a clear, rigorous, and imaginative manner, illustrates how they can be applied. Arthur L. Stinchcombe argues that theories should not be invented in the abstract or applied "a priori" to a problem but should be dictated by the nature of the data to be explained. This work was awarded the Sorokin prize by the American Sociological Association as the book that made an outstanding contribution to the progress of sociology in 1970."
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Constructing Social Theories presents to the reader a range of strategies for constructing theories, and in a clear, rigorous, and imaginative manner, illustrates how they can be applied. Arthur L. Stinchcombe argues that theories should not be invented in the abstract-or applied a priori to a problem-but should be dictated by the nature of the data to be explained. This work was awarded the Sorokin prize by the American Sociological Association as the book that made an outstanding contribution to the progress of sociology in 1970.
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Publisher University of Chicago Press
ISBN-10 0226774848
ISBN-13 9780226774848
GTIN-13 9780226774848
GTIN-14 09780226774848
Author Stinchcombe Arthur L
Edition 1
Language Code eng
Page Count 320
Publication Date Jul 14, 1987
Dimension 5.44 in 8.68 in 0.67 in