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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

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: ap·plied so·ci·ol·o·gy

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /uh-plIEd soh-see-AH-luh-jee/
  • British English – /uh-plIEd soh-si-O-luh-jee/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /əˈplaɪd ˌsoʊsiˈɑləʤi/
  • British English – /əˈplaɪd ˌsəʊsɪˈɒləʤi/

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 March 4, 2024 (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 March 4, 2024. https://sociologydictionary.org/applied-sociology/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“applied sociology.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 4 Mar. 2024. <https://sociologydictionary.org/applied-sociology/>.