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}} In sociology, sociological theories are statements of how and why particular facts about the social world are related.<ref name="Sociology 7th Canadian Edition"/> They range in scope from concise descriptions of a single social process to paradigms for analysis and interpretation. Some sociological theories explain aspects of the social world and enable prediction about future events,<ref name="What is Sociological Theory?"/> while others function as broad perspectives which guide further sociological analyses.<ref name="Calhoun2002"/>


Sociological theory sections
Intro  Sociological theory vs. social theory  History of sociological theories  Central theoretical problems  Classical theoretical traditions  List of contemporary theories  Theories in subfields of sociology  See also  References  Further reading  External links  

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