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Once the study is administered the findings and generalizations can be considered to see if they support the theory.
If they do, similar studies will be performed to repeat and fine-tune the process.
That is not to say that all sociological phenomena are conflict-based.
But, most Conflict theorist would argue that more often than not Conflict assumptions do apply.
Theories are sets of inter-related concepts and ideas that have been scientifically tested and combined to magnify, enlarge, clarify, and expand our understanding of people, their behaviors, and their societies.
They were on the West side of this gully and frustrated many who lived on the East side who were forced to drive through these "slums" to reach their own mansions.
The Conflict Theory has been repeatedly tested against scientifically derived data and it repeatedly proves to have a wide application among many different levels of sociological study.
Theory is a set of interrelated concepts used to describe, explain, and predict how society and its parts are related to each other.
The metaphor I’ve used for many years to illustrate the usefulness of a theory is what I call the "goggles metaphor." Goggles are a set of inter-related parts that help us see things more clearly.