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Sociological Explanation Vs Common Senses

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A sociological explanation obtains its answers to a sociological issue through research methods which are objective, scientific and systematic. This form of explanation challenges the everyday principles that people consider to be ‘fact’. In contrast, a common sense explanation is based on either personal experience or an individual’s opinion. The common senses explanation can be spilt into two sections; Individualistic and Naturalistic. Individualistic is where an individual does not see any connection between a social phenomenon and themselves. They see themselves as accountable for their own actions e.g. Individuals that are not employed and did not attend school regularly may see their lack of education as the root cause to their
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