Sociological theory

  • sociological theories are statements of how and why particular facts about the social world are related.[1] they range in scope from concise descriptions of a single social process to paradigms for analysis and interpretation. some sociological theories explain aspects of the social world and enable prediction about future events,[2] while others function as broad perspectives which guide further sociological analyses.[3]

  • sociological theory vs. social theory
  • history of sociological theories
  • central theoretical problems
  • classical theoretical traditions
  • list of contemporary theories
  • theories in subfields of sociology
  • see also
  • references
  • further reading
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Sociological theories are statements of how and why particular facts about the social world are related.[1] They range in scope from concise descriptions of a single social process to paradigms for analysis and interpretation. Some sociological theories explain aspects of the social world and enable prediction about future events,[2] while others function as broad perspectives which guide further sociological analyses.[3]