Document info
Back


In: Sociológia - Slovak Sociological Review, vol. 49, no. 3


Causal Analytic Methods in Sociology: A Comparison of the Simon-Blalock Method and the Methods of Durkheim’s Le Suicide

Igor Hanzel

ISSN 0049-1225 ISSN 1336-8613 (print)

Year, pages: 2017, 243-264

Published: 0000-00-00

Full Text

Article type: štúdia

Abstract:

Causal Analytic Methods in Sociology: A Comparison of the Simon-Blalock Method and the Methods of Durkheim’s Le Suicide. The article analyzes the methods employed in causal reasoning in sociology, which can be viewed as analytic. As a paradigmatic example of these methods, the Simon-Blalock method is examined. First, those characteristics of a method of science that turn it into an analytic method are delineated. Then the article offers a general characteristic of methods of causal reasoning as employed in sociology and shows why they can be viewed as being analytic by their very nature. Finally, the article shows how Durkheim combined analytic methods applied to egoistic suicide with nonanalytic methods in his causal reasoning about this type of suicide. Sociológia 2017, Vol. 49 (No. 3: 243-264)

How to cite:

ISO 690:
Hanzel, I. 2017. Causal Analytic Methods in Sociology: A Comparison of the Simon-Blalock Method and the Methods of Durkheim’s Le Suicide. In Sociológia - Slovak Sociological Review, vol. 49, no.3, pp. 243-264.

APA:
Hanzel, I. (2017). Causal Analytic Methods in Sociology: A Comparison of the Simon-Blalock Method and the Methods of Durkheim’s Le Suicide. Sociológia - Slovak Sociological Review, 49(3), 243-264.

Keywords: analytic methods; causal analysis; Simon-Blalock method; Durkheim’s egoistic suicide