Social phenomena include all behavior which influences or is influenced by organisms sufficiently alive to respond to one another. Behavior (or behaviour in Commonwealth English) refers to the actions or reactions of an object or organism, usually in relation to the environment. ... In biology and ecology, an organism (in Greek organon = instrument) is a complex adaptive system of organs that influence each other in such a way that they function as a more or less stable whole and have properties of life. ...
Social research (and social science in general) is based on logic and empirical observations.
Social research thus attempts to create or validate theories through data collection and data analysis, and its goal is exploration, description and explanation.
Social research aims to find social patterns of regularity in social life and usually deals with social groups (aggregates of individuals), not individuals themselves (although science of psychology is an exception here).
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