Sociological Analysis and the "Variable"

  title={Sociological Analysis and the "Variable"},
  author={Herbert Blumer},
  journal={American Sociological Review},
  • H. Blumer
  • Published 1 December 1956
  • Sociology
  • American Sociological Review
human group life. With little exception they are bound temporally, spatially, and culturally and are inadequately cast to serve as clear instances of generic sociological categories. Many would contend that this is because variable research and analysis are in a beginning state in our discipline. They believe that with the benefit of wider coverage, replication, and the co-ordination of separate studies disparate variable relations may be welded into generic relations. So far there has been… 
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