A Dialogue on Social Inquiry: Expanding Our Understanding of Sociological Thinking

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https://doi.org/10.3126/sijssr.v1i1.26912

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Social Sciences

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  • Social inquiry is much more than the study of society. It further excavates historical facts, critically reflects on everyday happenings, and envisions the future we wish to create.
  • The intent of initiating this dialogue on social inquiry is two-fold: a) to offer a sociological perspective (i.e. ‘thinking sociologically’), and b) to expand our understanding of sociological thinking.
  • Sociological thinking can be developed by examining the periphery of the core.
  • Context matters in understanding any phenomenon under the sociological microscope.
  • Sociological thinking allows many different viewpoints to coexist within a larger structure and that it respects pluralism.
  • Sociological thinking is about developing or providing a perspective to examine social nuances.
  • Sociological thinking should act as a means for social transformation.
  •  Social inquiry serves as a methodology for the social sciences and humanities. It deals with the philosophy of social science and the workings of the social world – giving a way for understanding both the biosphere and the sociosphere.

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2019-12-27

How to Cite

Dhakal, R. K. (2019). A Dialogue on Social Inquiry: Expanding Our Understanding of Sociological Thinking. Social Inquiry: Journal of Social Science Research, 1(1), 1–7. https://doi.org/10.3126/sijssr.v1i1.26912

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