Epistemology, Theories, Research Methods and/or Research Ethics in Clinical Sociology

Tuesday, 12 July 2016: 10:45-12:15
Location: Hörsaal 6A P (Neues Institutsgebäude (NIG))
RC46 Clinical Sociology (host committee)

Language: French and English

Although much sociological research and intervention is about program or policy development, clinical sociologists also have epistemological, theoretical, methodological and ethical considerations in designing and gaining approval for their work. Abstracts are welcome about any of these issues.    
The presentations might be about, for instance the different experiences in clinical sociology research and intervention in different countries; the basic criteria for a typical or ideal clinical sociology practice; or the way ethical dilemmas have been or could be addressed. 
Among epistemological issues, presentations may connect contemplative knowledge and practices with our discipline at theoretical, empirical and professional levels. Contemplative practices come mainly from religious and spiritual backgrounds (contemplative knowledge). Contemplative knowledge challenges disciplines about what should be considered as the self and experience, recognizing the body and sensations as part of knowledge construction.
Session Organizer:
Sinteche VAN DER MERWE, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Sinteche VAN DER MERWE, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
The Epistemological and Ontological Foundation of Alvin Gouldner's Applied Sociology
Shujiro YAZAWA, Center of Glocal Studies, Seijo University, Japan
The Attitudes and Orientations Towards Sociological Practice in Sociology Faculty Members and Graduate Students in Turkey
Vehbi BASER, Balikesir Univ. Turkey, Turkey; Mutlu Baran DEMIRPENCE, Balikesir Univ. -TURKEY, Turkey
Pitirim Sorokin's Model of Altruistic Transformation of Society
Margarita KALASHNIKOVA, St. Tikhon's Orthodox University, Russia; Igor MIKHEYEV, St. Tikhon's Orthodox Humanitarian University, Russia
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