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Importance of Sociology

Sociology has proved its utility in many ways from locating social problems to scientific study of problem and more.

Sociology has proved its utility in many ways, discussed as under:

Locating Social Problems. The human association is where, there will be a problem. How to locate the problem is the responsibility of the sociologist. They bring the attention of the people toward the problem. They also differentiate between the more and less severe problems.

Scientific Study of Problem. The sociologists are trend in using the scientific methods. They study the problems scientifically and make their solution possible with the help of sociological knowledge.

Solution of Problems. If the problems are located and scientifically studied then their solution is possible, because of the cause and effect study. Through sociological study the cause of the problems are found out and also their effects on the society. Then the remedial measures are easy to be given.

Reconstruction. Today every society is engaged in economic as well as political reconstruction. It is continues process, but impossible without social reconstruction. Therefore we can say that sociology helps in political and economic reconstruction.

Preserve and Growth of Culture. The sociologists collect information about their culture. They transmit it to others. They as teachers are doing the same job. The sociologists also write books etc. to preserve the cultural heritage. So they preserve and give growth to the culture in different ways i.e. writing about culture and to teach it to the students in the subject of sociology.

It has been concluded that the sociologists get knowledge about society and culture. They transmit it to others. They as teachers are doing the same job. The sociologists also write books etc. to preserve the cultural heritage. So they preserve and given growth to the culture in different ways i.e. writing about culture and to teach it to the students in the subject of sociology. It has been concluded that the sociologists get knowledge about society and culture and then apply that knowledge to solve the problems and to develop the society and to preserve their culture.

Helps in Assessment of Resources. Today is every advanced state stress laid on Planning? It is believed that without planning it is like duping in the dark. One of the’ essential features of planning is to have proper assessment of human resources and ideas about the extent of social problems and magnitude of labor involved in solving them. Planning is therefore required not only to have proper assessment of means and ends but also anticipation of results. This important job of studying social problems in society is done by Sociology alone.

Helps in Conciliation. Society is essentially homogeneity and it is in diversity that society develops and progresses, but this diversity ha its own problems as well. In a diverse society the propose have different food, clothing and social habits. The people in such a society have mutual agreements and disagreements as well. Such a society can grow if the people belonging to different communities, castes and classes understand customs, fashions, and culture as well as civilization of others. This work is done in society by a sociologist who provides data, observations and conclusions, which help in toleration and conciliation.

Helps in the Growth of Democracy. A sociologist helps in strengthening and developing society. As we are aware that every society suffers from certain maladies and such evils as prejudices, selfishness and as such it is essential that there should be scientific approach to these problems. It falls upon the sociologists to analyze these problems so that democracy is strengthened from the very foundations.

Comparative Study of Institutions. In each society there are many institutions, which help in smooth running of society. All such institutions are not equally important and are also not equally acceptable to the society Sociology helps in conducting a comparative study of all such institutions and thus makes us knows about their comparative importance and utility.

Comparative Study of Societies. There are society’s spreads all over the world, which have different cultures and civilizations. It is essential to have their comparative study both for the sake of development, progress and growth. Such a comparative study can become possible only with the help of Sociology Thus sociology helps us in comparative study of societies of true world.

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