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The Relationship Between Public Sociology And The Tradition Of Positivism

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This sociological study will define the relationship between public sociology to the tradition of Positivism. Historically, Positivistic Theory is based on a strict adherence to the scientific aspects of economy and materialism, which seek to analyze society in terms of the physicality of culture and social phenomenon. These traditions stem from the growth of scientific thought and economic analysis found in Marxism, and other ideologies that analyze the material qualities of a culture. In this manner, the growth of Public Sociology is an important development in the necessity of changing social institutions to transform society. This more aggressive form of public sociology relies heavily on social protest, institutional change, and other aspects of social and cultural dynamics that can alter the values of a given society. In this manner, social change is the primary focus of Public Sociology, which contrasts the materialism of positivism as a purely quantitative evaluation of society. In this manner, the use of scientific method and quantitative studies in Positivistic Theory are the major difference in how society is measured in the more institutionally activist methods of Public Sociology that seek to change civilization. Aggers (2013) seeks to reveal the goal of sociology as a means in which to crate greater diversity and a broader range of social perceptions of values and behaviors. More so, Aggers (2013) hopes to use these tools to change society into a more dynamic
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