What is Applied and Clinical Sociology?

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Applied sociology is the utilization of sociological theory, methods, and skills to collect and analyze data and to communicate the findings to understand and resolve pragmatic problems of clients.

Sociological practice is a more general term for both Applied and Clinical Sociology. Steele and Price (2004) define sociological practice as “any use (often client-centered) of the sociological perspective and/or its tools in the understanding of, intervention in, and/or enhancement of human social life.”

Recently, on Wikipedia, the topic of applied sociology has become subsumed under the related topic of public sociology. Please join us in addressing this mishap.

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