LibraryThing Review. User Review – syntheticvox – LibraryThing. An outstanding work of general background on and instruction of how to create social theory. Constructing Social Theories. ARTHUR L. STINCHCOMBE. New York: Harcourt,. Brace & World, xv+ pp., 18 figures, graphs, 15 tables, index. $ Arthur L. Stinchcombe argues that theories should not be invented in the abstractâ€”or applied a priori to a problemâ€”but should be dictated by the nature of the.
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Account Options Sign in. Stinchcombe argues that theories should not be invented in the abstract—or applied a priori to a problem—but My library Help Advanced Book Search. University of Chicago Press Amazon. Constructing Social Theories presents to the reader a range of strategies for constructing theories, and in a clear, rigorous, and imaginative manner, illustrates how they can be applied. Stinchcombe argues that theories should not be invented in the abstract—or applied a priori to a problem—but should be dictated by the nature of the data to be explained.
This work was awarded the Sorokin prize by the American Sociological Association as the book that made an outstanding contribution to the progress of sociology in Selected pages Title Page. The Status of Explanations Proposed. Empirical Derivations from Explanations. The Development of the Book. Testing Theories with Observations. Multiple Tests of Theories. A Concept of Legitimacy. An Information Conception of Power. Prices in Markets as Information.
Features of Price Systems. Situational Variations in Power. The Logical Structure of Information Concepts. The Structure of Causal Theories. Definition of Causal Laws. Observation in Support of Causal Theories. Levels of Generality in Social Theory. An Outline of Levels of Generality. Demographic Explanations of Social Phenomena. Population Growth with Negligible Reproductive Cycles. Rates Quantities and Proportions. Indications for the Use of Functional Imagery.
Types of Social Selection Processes. The Logic of Functional Explanation. Functional Arguments in a System of Unequal Power. The Causal Structure of Historicist Explanations. Survivals and Functional Explanations.
Empirical Derivations from Functional Historicism. Historical Causes in InstitutionalHistoricist Explanations. Institutional and Functional Historicism.
Sunk Costs and Historicist Explanations. The Conditions of the Permanence of Resources. The Historical Sources of Sunk Costs. Micro historicism and Cohort Analysis. The Basic Idea of a Linear Graph. Construcying or Cascade Graphs.
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Reduction of More Complex Graphs. Loops in Linear Graphs. A Formal Representation of Marxian Functionalism. Loops Not Touching the Causal Path. The General Solution for Graph Transmittance. Rights in Things constructign Rights in Persons.
The Components of Political Access. The Incorporation of the German Proletariat. The Construction of a Concept of Incorporation. The Logical Structure of the Concept. Institutions and Institutional Integration. A Correlation Concept of Institutions. Institutional Areas and Rankrelated Power. The Logical Structure of the Concept of Institutions.
Proposals and the Assembly of Powers. The Logical Structure of Feasible Sets.
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A Formal Statement of Environmental Effects. Refining the Mapping Variable. The Demography of Opportunity. The Opportunity of Individuals. Demographic Predictors of Training. Aspiration as a Mapping Variable. Etinchcombe Concepts and Military Vulnerability. The Causes of Vulnerability. Some Applications of the Conceptual Apparatus. The Logic of Potential Concepts.
The Structure of Attention. Causal Arrhur of Monopoly of Focus of Attention. Aggregate Effects of Group Activity on the Environment. The Schedule and Aryhur of Group Attention.
Power and Agendamaking in Groups of Different Structure. The Logical Structure of Attention Concepts. Activities Concepts Built on the Variance. The Logical Structure of Variancerelated Concepts. Spacerelated Concepts and the Ecological Analysis of Activities.
The General Concept of External Effects. Types of External Effects. General Conceptforming Strategy for External Effects. Some Empirical Food for Thought.
Conceptual Formulations of Nodal Concepts. General Strategies for Concepts on Networks. Other editions – View all Constructing social theories Arthur L. Stinchcombe Snippet view – Constructing social theories Arthur L. References to this book The input hypothesis: Krashen Snippet view – Stinchcombe is professor of sociology, political science, and organization behavior at Northwestern University.
Constructing Social Theories Arthur L.