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158. The Social Construction of Official Statistics

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This Sociology Factsheet will look official Statistics, their advantages and limitations, and how some sociologists would see them as ‘social constructions’ rather than ‘social facts’. This Factsheet will also explore Sociologists’ attitudes towards Official Statistics go to the heart of the difference in approach to sociological understanding of the two sociological traditions of Positivism and Interpretivism.

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January 2016

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ISSN: 1351-5136

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