Structural and Interpretive Paradigms Structural Determinist Objective/Objectivity You can tell the structure underneath by patterns of behaviour Structural Consensus Agreement with the Status Quo Structural Conflict Conflict between established structures Interpretive Subjective Putting yourself in their shoes We create and reproduce what we call society 1. Symbolic Interaction Shared symbols we learn through social interaction 2. Labelling Theory Those with power make the labels 3. Ethonomethodology The study of how people make sense of what others say and do in day to day social interaction. Understanding that people will behave in a particular way in certain social situations.