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macrosociology

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Dictionary of the Social Sciences

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2002
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Social sciences
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A loose but commonly used distinction between sociological approaches that analyze social systems or populations on a large scale or

macrosociology

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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2007

The study of whole societies, the totality of their social structures, and their social systems.

microsociology

microsociology  

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Media studies
In sociology, a level of analysis concerned with social action, particularly interpersonal interaction and group behaviour. It explores themes such as the production of meaning in face-to-face ...
qualitative versus quantitative debate

qualitative versus quantitative debate  

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A methodological issue in sociology with arguments for and against a distinction between qualitative and quantitative studies. The debate arises from the distinction drawn between sociologies arising ...
stratification

stratification  

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The organization of research survey questions such that interviews are informally controlled and thus produce results from which valid summaries and comparisons can be constructed.
system integration and social integration

system integration and social integration  

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These terms were first coined by the British sociologist David Lockwood, in order to indicate what he saw as fundamental problems in both the normative functionalist theories of the 1950s, and the ...

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