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ERIC Number: ED051026
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Mar-13
Pages: 11
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Modes of Sociological Behavior: The Emerging Pattern.
Kuvlesky, William P.
The purpose of this presentation is to describe the current methodological emphases in Sociology and to speculate on emerging patterns that will form the nature of Sociology in the future. This is done systematically through an analytical framework outlined in Diagram 1. In addition, he examines the problems and potentials for interdisciplinary efforts involving other related disciplines. It is observed that a state of methodological pluralism continues to persist today characterized by a number of overlapping special methodologies that can be subsumed under two more general orientations: empirical emphasis and the rational emphasis in Diagram 2; the former still predominates but is giving ground to the latter. In an "Outline of Observation" he abstracts and generalizes the current predominant emphases and describes the major emerging patterns of change. He predicts that pluralism will persist and become desirable. A selected list of relatively current materials relevant to this subject is provided. (Author/SBE)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention, Texas Academy of Science, Nacogdoches, Texas, March 13, 1971