Constructing social theories


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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 ...

Constructing Social Theories 1987, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226774848

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Constructing Social Theories 1968, Harcourt Publishers Ltd

ISBN-13: 9780155134553