I was going to post a different question, but there is an older thread with a similar idea, so here is my back up question for today.
Market trends, location theories, push / pull factors of cities, and social trends of demographics. These are all things that Sociologists will try to explain using quantitative and qualitative data, but why?
Why do Sociologists try to explain everything under the sun? Do you think that they are right? What are your thoughts on this?