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applied sociology

Definition of Applied Sociology

(noun) Any use of sociological methods and theories to provide solutions to problems or make decisions.

Example of Applied Sociology

Types of Applied Sociology

Applied Sociology Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /əˈplaɪd ˌsoʊsiˈɑlədʒi/
      • /əˈplaɪd ˌsoʊʃ(i)ˈɑlədʒi/
    • British English
      • /əˈplʌɪd ˌsəʊʃɪˈɒlədʒi/
      • /əˈplʌɪd ˌsəʊsɪˈɒlədʒi/
  • Syllabification: (ap·plied so·ci·ol·o·gy)

Usage Note

  • Plural: applied sociologies

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Works Consulted

Henslin, James M. 2012. Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach. 10th ed. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Schaefer, Richard. 2013. Sociology: A Brief Introduction. 10th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Thompson, William E., and Joseph V. Hickey. 2012. Society in Focus: An Introduction to Sociology. 7th ed. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Cite the Definition of Applied Sociology

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “applied sociology.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved September 17, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/applied-sociology/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

applied sociology. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/applied-sociology/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “applied sociology.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed September 17, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/applied-sociology/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“applied sociology.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 17 Sep. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/applied-sociology/>.