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How to approach social theory actively and tie it to practical work and method has long been a challenge for professional scholars and students. Theory in Action explores the active use of theorising for constructing and generating new knowledge. With essays covering key aspects of social theory, this will prove hugely valuable to those at all levels conducting concrete research.
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Peter Sohlberg, Ph.D. (1997), Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), is Professor in Philosophy of Social Science at NTNU. He has published monographs and articles in the fields of philosophy of science, sociology and social psychology. He has been teaching social theory and philosophy of social science since the early 1990s in Uppsala, Stockholm and Trondheim. Hakon Leiulfsrud, Ph.D. (1991), Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), is Professor in Sociology at NTNU. He has published his work in the field of sociology with a special interest in social inequality and social stratification, social change and work. He has been teaching sociological theory, qualitative methods and social stratification in Trondheim since the mid-1990s.
List of figures About the Authors Chapter 1. Theory and theoretical operations Peter Sohlberg and Hakon Leiulfsrud 2. On the heuristic role of concepts in theorizing Richard Swedberg 3. Sociology and the power of (ordinary) language Willy Guneriussen 4. Weber's ideal types: a sociological operation between theory and method Pal Strandbakken 5. Class operations and measures Hakon Leiulfsrud and Annick Prieur 6. Question-driven sociology and methodological contextualism Ragnvald Kalleberg 7. If not, why not and what if: asking counterfactual questions Goeran Ahrne 8. Abduction - assessing fruitfulness and the construction of scientific concepts Roar Hagen 9. Theorising through comparative case studies Mette Andersson 10. Explanatory practices in sociology. An overview Willy Martinussen 11. A thick description of Robert K. Merton's middle range theory - manifest properties and latent ambivalence Peter Sohlberg Index