Analytical sociology is a research strategy

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Analytical sociology is a methodological strategy aimed at refining theoretically informed
empirical social research. Given the central assumption that the role of sociology is to
explain macro level phenomena, analytical sociology makes pragmatic use of abstract models of
social action and interaction, such as the DBO-model. The realization that it is not a philosophy
or a psychology, nor a universal theory of the social, implies that it is by actually explaining social
phenomena that analytical sociology will make a name for itself.
Original languageEnglish
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)


  • action
  • analytical sociology
  • social mechanism
  • social action system
  • explanation
  • sociology
  • sociologi


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