I am writing a paper and need to ensure a sociological theory is good for valid reason (1) concepts must be clearly defined (for everyone/all cultures) (2) statements are logical and consistent through out with regard to definitions etc., I thought that was it but realize the professor needs more, (3) a theory should cover a wide range of things not just one concept.
The theory is one suggested by me/the writer, indicating why it is the best choice, etc.; that would apply to a social issue in my case .... I am looking at correct time for intervention to prevent gang membership, I am thinking social bonding/self-control as a base... since attachment to parents is really at the beginning of everything, following along with exposure to the rest of the community, social learning, including differential association, eventually strain theory, and labelling.
I just need to make sure that I do not miss any of the important issues of good theory and appreciate your help with this.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 17, 2018, 12:45 am ad1c9bdddf
Your instructor may be looking for a variety of "layers" to support whichever theory you are addressing.
In the case of "social bonds" review and address the ways society "bonds," ie: attachments, involvements, beliefs, norms, commitments (stake in society" with family, work, group, etc)
What are their "cultural" beliefs based ...
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Complex organization following topic
Please assist with the following topic based on reference reading book Modaff, D.P. , Butler, J. A., & DeWine, S. (2008). Organizational Communication: Foundations, Challenges, and Misunderstandings, 3d ed.) :
1. Taking a historical viewpoint, discuss the evolution of the topic of complex organizations over the years. That is, how has our thinking about complex organizations evolved and changed over time?
2. Then, consider the theories of organizations you have covered i this course (such as human relations, structuration, systems theory, critical theory, and more). Which of these do you think is the most valuable for understanding organizations today? Justify your response by clearly defining the theoretical perspective you have chosen.
3. Next, provide at least two pertinent organizational behavior examples that demonstrate the value and appropriateness of the theory you have chosen. (For example, if you have chosen critical theory, you may want to discuss examples of organizations that have been particularly hegemonic in their behavior.)
4. Finally, offer a detailed reflective commentary on how complex organizations may change going forward. For example, do you believe organizations will become more humane? Will they adopt more of a complex learning strategy? Could you envision a future where organizations become more authoritarian? The future you describe is up to you, but be sure to ground your commentary in relevant scholarly material.