What is Applied and Clinical Sociology?

Levels of Sociological Work: 

Foundational Sociology – the use of sociological theories, concepts, and methods to examine topics of interest for the purpose of communicating those findings primarily to academic audiences – INVESTIGATE

Applied Sociology – the use of those same theories, concepts, and methods to carry out the same examinations with the primary purpose of translating findings to improve the understanding of non-academic audiences (clients, communities, policy, etc). – TRANSLATE

Clinical Sociology – the use of those same theories, concepts, and methods to carry out the same examinations with the primary purpose to not only translate findings, but also design, implement, and evaluate interventions meant to improve outcomes and solve challenges. – INTERVENE

 

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