Theoretical Frameworks Structure, Construction, and Development

 

Emergence and development

Formal structure

Testing and applying

Policy and practice

 

Hypotheses, explanations, solutions, predictions, control

 

Formats, schemes

Formal models

 

Logically connected statements and propositions

 

Statements and propositions constructed from concepts

 

Concepts

 

Definitions and assumptions about individuals, groups, interaction, and society

 

 

 


Problems, conflicts, discontinuities

 

Order, tradition

 

Social movements, social change

 

Observation of social phenomena

 

Study of history, other disciplines, systems of thought

 

Quantitative and qualitative methods used to observe individuals and groups and their actions and interactions in society

 

Inductive and deductive reasoning

 

Serendipity

 

Results, findings, discoveries

 

Patterns and regularities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Verification of hypotheses

 

Validation and invalidation of statements and propositions

 

 

Testing models

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Evaluation

 

Success or failure

 

Acceptance, durability

 

 

Modified from J. H. Turner, The Structure of Sociological Theory, fifth edition, Ch. 1.



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