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What are the characteristics of sociology as a science?


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2008-02-28 19:15:20
2008-02-28 19:15:20

One of the characteristics is "Holism", which means "the idea that all the properties of a system cannot be determined by the sum of it's parts." Society is not simply a collection of people. It involves much more complex relationships. As a branch of knowledge and study, sociology lacks the precision of the natural sciences. This is partly because it is concerned with human organization, structures and behaviours.

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