Sociology, Theory Construction
Social psychology stands to benefit from multilevel theories that link it to both lower and higher levels of analysis. Making the link, however, requires a level of theoretical rigor heretofore relatively uncommon in the social sciences. After refuting several common objections to this brand of theorizing, I offer a rationale and a set of criteria for multilevel theory construction.
Published in Current Research in Social Psychology, ed. Michael Lovaglia, Volume 1, Issue 4, 1996, pages 30-42.