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Contextual Approaches in Sociology

Adela Elena Popa, Hasan Arslan, Mehmet Ali Icbay and Tomas Butvilas

Contextual Approaches in Sociology is a collection of essays on a wide range of sociological issues written by researchers from several different institutions. The volume presents applications of grounded theory, social capital, education, social rituals and gender issues. It will appeal to a wide range of academic leadership, including educators, researchers, social students and teachers, who wish to develop personally and professionally. It will also be useful to all those who interact with students and teachers in a sociological context.
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Understanding/Interpreting Social Structure Of Rural Settlements Using Participatory Techniques



It is quite unlikely to be able to examine the social structure in settlements, especially in rural settlements, using traditional research methods. Research undertaken only by asking questions or requesting information may irritate society and can only enable for the transmission of usual and superficial information. It may require the use of participatory techniques which will ensure the mutual exchange of information depending on the type, feature, or privacy of information needed or cause the presentation of such information with deep discussions.

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