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Problem-Solving Sociology: A Guide for Students

Monica Prasad


Problem-solving sociology attempts to use the traditions of sociological research to solve real-world problems, and uses the attempt to grapple with real-world problems as a way to reformulate understandings of society and renew or reinvent those traditions. This book provides advice for how to turn an interest in solving major social problems into research projects that begin to do so. The book provides suggested methods and tools, models of successful problem-solving research conducted by established scholars as well as by undergraduate and graduate students, defenses against some common obj ... More

Keywords: problem-solving sociology, sociological theory, sociological methods, research design, pragmatism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780197558485
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780197558485.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Monica Prasad, author
Professor of Sociology, Northwestern University