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    Principles of Theoretical Analysis.Guillermina Jasso - 1988 - Sociological Theory 6 (1):1-20.
    This paper considers the goals and methods of theoretical sociology. The chief goal of theoretical work is a theory in two parts-postulates and predictions-the key challenge being to minimize the number of postulates and maximize the number and variety of predictions. The paper discusses the distinctive character of the sentences in each part of the theory and, in light of that bipartite structure, the two main activities of theoretical analysis: (i) speculative thinking, whereby the theorist identifies the starting ideas for (...)
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    Notes on the Advancement of Theoretical Sociology (Reply to Turner).Guillermina Jasso - 1989 - Sociological Theory 7 (1):135-144.
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    Some of Robert K. Merton's Contributions to Justice Theory.Guillermina Jasso - 2000 - Sociological Theory 18 (2):331-339.
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    The Tripartite Structure of Social Science Analysis.Guillermina Jasso - 2004 - Sociological Theory 22 (3):401-431.
    The goal of sociology, and all social science, is to produce reliable knowledge about human behavioral and social phenomena. To reach that goal, we undertake three kinds of activities: theoretical work, empirical work, and, even more basic, we develop frameworks that assemble the fundamental questions together with the fundamental tools that will be used to address them. This article examines the three sets of activities and their interrelations. Both deductive and nondeductive theory are highlighted, as are three kinds of empirical (...)
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    How I Became a Theorist.Guillermina Jasso - 2000 - Sociological Theory 18 (3):490-497.
    This essay tells the story of how the author became a theorist. It describes the central event-how one afternoon in the summer of 1976 the justice evaluation function jumped out of a regression equation-together with earlier theoretical influences and the new theoretical work it set in motion.
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    Your Use of the JSTOR Archive Indicates Your Acceptance of JSTOR's Terms and Conditions of Use, Available At.Guillermina Jasso - 2004 - Sociological Theory 22 (3):401-431.
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