1. (noun) “[A] branch of knowledge” (Princeton University 2010)
3. (noun) “[C]onsider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning” (Princeton University 2010).
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- Plural: studies
- “Sociology is the systematic study of human society and social interaction. It is a systematic study because sociologists apply both theoretical perspectives and research methods (or orderly approaches) to examinations of social behavior” (Kendall 2006:2).
Kendall, Diane. 2006. Sociology in Our Times: The Essentials. 5th ed. Belmont, CA: Thomson/Wadsworth.