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Why is Sociology Important? What have been the key trends in social sciences? Sociology is the academic study of social behavior, including its origins, development, organization, and institutions. Social science uses various methods of empirical investigation and critical analysis to develop a body of knowledge about social order; social disorder and social change but is this method of exploring our world still relevant today? In this series of interviews Thinking Allowed presenter and sociologist Laurie Taylor discusses the importance of sociology and gives a personal perspective on his experience with the subject

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Why is Sociology Important? What have been the key trends in social sciences? Sociology is the academic study of social behavior, including its origins, development, organization, and institutions. Social science uses various methods of empirical investigation and critical analysis to develop a body of knowledge about social order; social disorder and social change but is this method of exploring our world still relevant today? In this series of interviews Thinking Allowed presenter and sociologist Laurie Taylor discusses the importance of sociology and gives a personal perspective on his experience with the subject

    • video
    Presenting Thinking Allowed

    Presenting Thinking Allowed

    Laurie Taylor explains how he got into presenting Thinking allowed

    • 2 min
    Transcript -- Presenting Thinking Allowed

    Transcript -- Presenting Thinking Allowed

    Laurie Taylor explains how he got into presenting Thinking allowed

    • video
    Selecting topics

    Selecting topics

    Laurie Taylor explains how they select what topics to discuss

    • 4 min
    Transcript -- Selecting topics

    Transcript -- Selecting topics

    Laurie Taylor explains how they select what topics to discuss

    • video
    Celebrating ethnography

    Celebrating ethnography

    Laurie Taylor explains highlights the importance of good ethnography

    • 4 min
    Transcript -- Celebrating ethnography

    Transcript -- Celebrating ethnography

    Laurie Taylor explains highlights the importance of good ethnography

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