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administrative sociology

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.

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Administrative Sociology Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /ədˈmɪnəˌstreɪdɪv ˌsoʊsiˈɑlədʒi/
      • /ədˈmɪnəstrədɪv ˌsoʊsiˈɑlədʒi/
      • /ədˈmɪnəˌstreɪdɪv ˌsoʊʃ(i)ˈɑlədʒi/
      • /ədˈmɪnəstrədɪv ˌsoʊʃ(i)ˈɑlədʒi/
    • British English
      • /ədˈmɪnᵻstrətɪv ˌsəʊʃɪˈɒlədʒi/
      • /ədˈmɪnᵻstrətɪv ˌsəʊsɪˈɒlədʒi/
  • Syllabification: (ad·min·is·tra·tive so·ci·ol·o·gy)

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Works Consulted

The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language. 5th ed. 2011. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Oxford University Press. (N.d.) Oxford Dictionaries. (https://www.oxforddictionaries.com/).

Random House Webster’s College Dictionary. 1997. New York: Random House.

Turner, Bryan S., ed. 2006. The Cambridge Dictionary of Sociology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Wikipedia contributors. (N.d.) Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation. (https://en.wikipedia.org/).

Cite the Definition of Administrative Sociology

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “administrative sociology.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved August 24, 2019 (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 August 24, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/administrative-sociology/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“administrative sociology.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 24 Aug. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/administrative-sociology/>.