Mini test notes - Functionalism and soc as a science


Q1) Outline and explain two reasons why some perople argue that sociology cannot be a science.


  • cant be a science; science studes matter, while sociology studies laws of cause and effect
  • sociology stuies peole, who have consciousness, so camt be studied with same rules as science studies physics and biology as they are non-sentient, with n free-will to excersise  
  • interpretivism and suicide: we cant know rate of suicide as we dont messure the cause of deat, we can ony study…


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