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From the time it first appeared on the American academic scene in the late 1800s, sociology has steadily attempted to move from its origins as a social problem-solving discipline to a nonsocially involved science. During the intervening years, disagreement has periodically surfaced on the compatibility of these two viewpoints (A. M. Lee 1978; Weinstein 2000; Hamilton and Thompson 2002; Burawoy 2005; Phillips 2008; Steele and Price, 2008). Those arguing against the involvement of social scientists in the eradication of social ills view science as “value neutral”; that is, scientific research is supposed to discover what actually exists, with no room for personal value judgments as to what ought to exist.

Robert K. Merton, a Columbia University sociologist and a student of Parsons, advocated applying more specific theories, rather than general ones. Merton also stressed the importance of empirical research. By the 1970s, the number of practicing sociologists had grown dramatically. As a result, talented and influential sociologists were no longer located in only a few elite colleges and universities. In their quest toward developing general sociological theories and establishing sociology as a science, sociologists between World War II and the 1960s had nearly lost sight of the idea that sociology could help solve social problems.

Seeing the interplay of self and society ____ b. creating new aspects of culture not thought of by others ____ c. questioning aspects of social life most people take for granted ____ d. understanding the social forces that shape daily life 3. ___________ sociology places human needs and goals at its center. Answers: 1. sociological imagination; 2. b; 3. Humanist 10 guidance counselor, health planner, journalist, labor relations specialist, marketing researcher, public relations supervisor, research analyst, writer, and editor (American Sociological Association, 2007).

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