Topic Theories and Methods

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  • Created on: 04-05-15 16:25
  • Structuralist perspectives focus on the 'big picture' of the whole of society and how it's made up. Examples of structuralist perspectives include Marxists, who focus on class inequality and Functionalists who focus on shared values in society
  • Structural approaches tend to favour quantitative methods which provide an overview of patterns and trends in societies. Positivist approaches, used by Marxists and Functionalists, believe sociology should follow similar approaches to the natural sciences and favour quantitative methods
  • Social Action perspectives focus on the meanings that people give to the social world and how these influence their actions. An example


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