|Title||:||On Theoretical Sociology|
|Number of Pages||:||180 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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On Theoretical Sociology Reviews
Merton's text argues sociological knowledge is best built incrementally through theories of the mid-range. The concatenation of these mid-range theories has a better chance of developing comprehensive theory than does the emergence of theories on the grand scale. Distinctive intellectual sociological contributions are found in the study of diverse consequences, both unintended (latent functions) and anticipated (manifest functions), and the linking of the resulting knowledge will result in the serendipity pattern, the recasting of theory, the re-focusing of theoretic interest, and the clarification of concepts.