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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.

Example of Administrative Sociology

Administrative Sociology Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: ad·min·is·tra·tive so·ci·ol·o·gy

Audio Pronunciation

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Phonetic Spelling

  • 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/

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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 July 11, 2020 (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 July 11, 2020. https://sociologydictionary.org/administrative-sociology/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“administrative sociology.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 11 Jul. 2020. <https://sociologydictionary.org/administrative-sociology/>.