Sociology as Scientific Knowledge

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Abstract

Sociology is a science with specificities and which can potentially offer a more rigorous knowledge about reality. The goal of this position paper is, by means of a thorough literature review, to contribute to demonstrating the urgency of using a sociological stance in a more complete understanding of the social, as well as of Sociology itself as a science. It is concluded that Sociology, a multi-paradigmatic science, seeks to articulate macro-social dynamics with local processes, allowing to connect the subjective significances with the practices, and which focus on the articulations between systems and actors, between structures and practices, between the reality of the social conditions of existence, and the social construction of reality. As an implication, Sociology as a scientific representation and practice of the social, can be cumbersome by helping to dismantle commonly shared preconceived ideas about the instituted social order. © 2019 Sandro Serpa et al.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)178-184
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Educational and Social Research
Volume9
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2019

Keywords

  • sociology
  • scientific knowledge
  • science
  • research

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