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explain why is theory important in research

Review all of the learning resources for this discussion. Then, locate a journal article (not a website)  that identifies a theory in the social sciences.

1. In your own words, explain why is theory important in research.

2. What is the name of the theory mentioned in your article?

3. From what discipline does it draw? (e.g. anthropology, sociology, gerontology, social psychology)

4. Is this a grand, mid-range, or macro level theory? Explain your response.

5. What are the main tenets of your theory as described in your article?

6. Does the research support or refute the theory you’ve selected? Explain your response.

Links 

https://www.mpg.de/208630/social_sciences

https://www.uwc.ac.za/Students/Postgraduate/Documents/Theory%20and%20research.ppt

http://fycs.ifas.ufl.edu/swisher/6800_15/01_LevelsTheory.pdf

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