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the scientific study of social relationships and phenomena.
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Institutional ethnography; ruling relations; nurse practitioners; health research; sociological inquiry
The word "Antidiets" in the title clearly signals that this work is no sociological inquiry of modernity's alimentary conventions.
There were 38 students (37 women, 1 man) enrolled in an upper-division research methods course in Sociological Inquiry and 14 students (13 women, 1 man) enrolled in an upper-division Psychology laboratory course in Experimental Social Psychology at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
"I see myself as a painter who produces sociological inquiry reports by visual means."
Generally, these theorists had two foci in common; the first was that their chosen level of sociological inquiry was at the "micro" level of social organization (small group or face-to-face interaction) and the second was their overall argument that the examination of micro-level behavioral dynamics could shed light on the dynamics of much larger scale, "macro" levels of social organization and social order (institutions, societies, nations, etc.).
Rieff's treatment of social change as an identifiable sequence of stages is also a very traditional tool of sociological inquiry. In general, affinities with Max Weber, Emile Durkheim, and, less obviously, Parsons, are traceable throughout the book.
sociological inquiry to avoid reproducing the profound inequalities of
A seminal contribution to the sociological inquiry into patriarchy, "The Rule Of Mars" is a welcome and valued addition to academic library reference Sociology collections and Feminist Studies supplemental reading lists.
Most notably, urban ethnography (Vidich and Lyman 2000), in-depth interviewing (Bentley and Hughes 1956), and, somewhat ironically, grounded theory (Glaser and Strauss 1967) are products of distinctly sociological inquiry. Moreover, techniques such as ethnography are more "nuanced and interactionally complex" when based in solely sociological knowledge (Anderson 2002:1536).
The collection is organized in six parts, with the first identifying religion as a field of sociological inquiry. While parts two and three deal with religion and social change and religion and the life course, parts four, five, and six address religion and social identity, religion and political behavior and public culture, and religion and socioeconomic inequality.