Sociology and Science

Perspective in which society and its 'laws' exist externally to us.
Positivism
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Sociologist who demonstrated the scientific nature of sociology in his study of suicide.
Durkheim
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Type of data that is favoured by Positivists
Quantitative
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Perspective that suggests that scientific methods are unsuitable in sociological research.
Interpretivism
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Weber's concept of understanding and empathising with meanings
Verstehen
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Sociologist who favours the falsification principle over inductive reasoning
Popper
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Kuhn argues that sociology cannot be scientific until a _________ exists.
Paradigm
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Perspective that believes a paradigm is not good for sociology as it is too much like a meta-narrative
Postmodernism
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__________ theories such as Marxism are likely to favour Positivist research methods.
Structural
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According to Popper a good theory should be what?
Falsifiable
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Sociological concept that can also be defined as inductive reasoning.
Verificationism
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Hafsa Bashir

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Amazing. really helpful questions, thanks a lot


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