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Sociology

Sociology is the study of society, human social behaviour, patterns of social relationships, social interaction, and culture that surrounds everyday life. It is a social science that uses various methods of empirical investigation and critical analysis3–5 to develop a body of knowledge about social order and social change.32–40 Sociology can also be defined as the general science of society. While some sociologists conduct research that may be applied directly to social policy and welfare, others focus primarily on refining the theoretical understanding of social processes. Subject matter can range from micro-level analyses of society (i.e., of individual interaction and agency) to macro-level analyses (i.e., of systems and the social structure).

Metrics Summary

Total Publications
Lifetime
977,702
Prior Five Years
271,895
Total Citations
Lifetime
9,973,523
Prior Five Years
730,896
Total Scholars
Lifetime
94,356
Prior Five Years
52,761

Institutional Rankings

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Academic Institutions
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Academic Institutions
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Non-academic Institutions
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#1
United States
#1
United States
#1
Germany
#2
United States
#2
United Kingdom
#2
Germany
#3
United States
#3
United States
#4
United States
#4
United States
#5
United States
#5
United States
#6
United States
#6
United Kingdom
#7
United States
#7
United States
#8
United States
#8
United States
#9
United States
#9
Netherlands
#10
United States
#10
United Kingdom
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Publications and Citation History

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Scholars based on Top 20 Specialties

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