Definition of Administrative Sociology
(noun) Any use of sociological methods and theories to facilitate engagement between an authority and the people and groups under their purview.
Example of Administrative Sociology
- A newly elected governmental official uses sociological methods to understand local customs and mores to improve services provided to citizens.
Administrative Sociology Pronunciation
Syllabification: ad·min·is·tra·tive so·ci·ol·o·gy
- American English – /uhd-mIn-uh-stray-tiv soh-see-AH-luh-jee/
- British English – /uhd-mIn-i-struh-tiv soh-si-O-luh-jee/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ədˈmɪnəˌstreɪtɪv ˌsoʊsiˈɑləʤi/
- British English – /ədˈmɪnɪstrətɪv ˌsəʊsɪˈɒləʤi/
- Plural: administrative sociologies
- A type of applied sociology; other types of applied sociologies include:
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Cite the Definition of Administrative Sociology
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “administrative sociology.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved June 5, 2023 (https://sociologydictionary.org/administrative-sociology/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
administrative sociology. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://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 June 5, 2023. https://sociologydictionary.org/administrative-sociology/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“administrative sociology.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 5 Jun. 2023. <https://sociologydictionary.org/administrative-sociology/>.