(noun) Any use of sociological methods and theories to provide information to an individual or group that is planning to make a decision or undertake a goal.
Example: Using sociological methods to help a town build a community center that incorporates aspects of all the cultures that will use it.
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- Plural: action sociologies
- A type of applied sociology along with adjustment sociology, and administrative sociology, and advocate sociology.
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How to Cite the Definition of Action Sociology
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “action sociology.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved January 21, 2019 (http://sociologydictionary.org/action-sociology/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
action sociology. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://sociologydictionary.org/action-sociology/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “action sociology.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed January 21, 2019. http://sociologydictionary.org/action-sociology/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“action sociology.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 21 Jan. 2019. <http://sociologydictionary.org/action-sociology/>.