Constructing Social Theories
By (author) Arthur L. Stinchcombe
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Constructing Social Theories by Arthur L. Stinchcombe
Book Description"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."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780226774848
(220mm x 140mm x 17mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 1-Jul-1987
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Arthur L. Stinchcombe
Logic of Social Research, Paperback (November 2005)
Arthur L. Stinchcombe has earned a reputation as a leading practitioner of methodology in sociology and related disciplines. Throughout his distinguished career he has championed the idea that to be an effective sociologist, one must use many methods. This incisive work introduces students to the logic of those methods.
When Formality Works, Paperback (November 2001)
In this exploration of the concept of formality, or governing by abstraction, Arthur Stinchcombe breathes life into an idea that scholars have all but ignored.
Stratification and Organization, Hardback (October 1986)» View all books by Arthur L. Stinchcombe
A collection of essays on stratification, organization and the discipline of sociology.
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Author Biography - Arthur L. Stinchcombe
Arthur L. Stinchcombe is professor of sociology, political science, and organization behavior at Northwestern University. He is the author of numerous books, including "Theoretical Methods in Social History; Economic Sociology"; and "Stratification and Organization."
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