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On Theory-Driven Methods

  • Rodney Stark

Abstract

Social scientists typically are trained to prefer a single methodology, hence they commonly identify themselves as experimentalists, survey researchers, participant observers, or demographers and they predicate their research on the basis of their methodological commitments. It is common to hear them wonder what they should do a survey on next, what experiment they could do, or what social scene they might observe.

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Religious Group American Sociological Review Christian Church Christian Belief Religious Movement 
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