(noun) Any use of sociological methods and theories to facilitate engagement between an authority and the people and groups under their purview.
Example: A newly elected governmental official uses sociological methods to understand local customs and mores to improve services provided to citizens.
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- A type of applied sociology along with action sociology, adjustment sociology, and advocate sociology.
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How to Cite the Definition of Administrative Sociology
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “administrative sociology.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved January 21, 2019 (http://sociologydictionary.org/administrative-sociology/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
administrative sociology. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://sociologydictionary.org/administrative-sociology/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “administrative sociology.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed January 21, 2019. http://sociologydictionary.org/administrative-sociology/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“administrative sociology.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 21 Jan. 2019. <http://sociologydictionary.org/administrative-sociology/>.