Sociological Forum

, Volume 11, Issue 4, pp 631–637 | Cite as

Progress in sociology: A reply to Cole's reply

  • Walter L. Wallace


A reply to the former editor argues the priority of standardized empirical definitions in scientific studies of causation, proposes a small set of definitions to be standardized in sociology, and cites exemplars of such standardization in other fields.

Key words

standardization substantive definitions sociology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Walter L. Wallace
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  1. 1.Department of SociologyPrinceton UniversityPrinceton

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