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Constructing social theories

Author: Arthur L Stinchcombe
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur L Stinchcombe
ISBN: 0226774848 9780226774848
OCLC Number: 15220731
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: New York : Harcourt, Brace & World, ©1968.
Description: xv, 303 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Arthur L. Stinchcombe.
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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"--Provided by publisher.

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