Ideal Types

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An ideal type is a tool that we...
Use to understand social events and processes using interpretative understanding
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Ideal types are tools for...
Ordering information and for drawing out comparisons and differences between observed phenomena
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An ideal type is defined by...
Observing an aspect of behaviour or institutions and exaggerating these to form a coherent intellectual construction
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They are hypothetical constructs formed from
A real phenomena which have an explanatory value
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Traditional actions are...
Actions motivated by customs and traditions
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We react to...
"Habitual stimuli" which guides behaviour in a course which has been followed
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Affectual actions are..
Actions motivated by emotion and impulses so are dictated by the state of mind of the actor
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It is irrational because..
It is uncontrolled
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Value rational actions are...
Actions which are motivated by commitment to a particular value, such as loyalty, religion or patriotism.
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It involves a..
Moral code to which the actor feels bound to despite the chances of lose
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Instrumental-rational actions are...
Actions that are carried out to achieve a certain something
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You act in such a way as to..
Obtain the best outcome through the efficient manipulation of our environment as a means
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The actor is free to choose the means of action purely..
In the terms of their rational efficacy
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Almost all actions fall into more than one of these categories... EG:
We work for a paycheck, not only because of the benefits we get and the needs we have (instrumental), but because traditions and norms dictate that we work for a livin
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