Sociological Perspective, And Sociological Research And Methodology

1424 Words Oct 6th, 2016 6 Pages
The sociological perspective, and sociological research and methodology are both key components to a full understanding of sociology. The sociological perspective has to do with looking at the differences between a individuals perspective, and the perspective of the society that individual is a part of. Sociological research is based around how sociology is looked at, and developed by means of observations and experiments. Sociological methodology are the many ways in which sociologists gather their research data. Mapping the Social Landscape says sociology is “about discovering society and discovering ourselves”(Ferguson, page V). But it is much more than that. It allows different perspectives to be looked at in a kaleidoscope of ways. This is because the functioning of human society is always changing, and people themselves are always changing. This makes it very hard to pinpoint one constant in sociology, besides the methods and theories for its existence. There are even multiple types of sociology which even further broadens its wide range of ideology. The sociological perspective entails a perspective on human behavior and its connection to society as a whole. It invites us to look for the connections between the behavior of individual people and the structures of the society in which they live. In “The Forest, the Trees, and the One Thing” by Allen Johnson, this idea of sociological perspective is outlined in an interesting way. The passage reads: “Take a thousand…

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