An example of inductive generated social theory in Earl Babbie's book.
Why do people use marijuana?
<blockquote>Overall, then, a “social constraints” theory was offered as the explanation for observed differences in the likelihood of smoking marijuana. The more constraints a student had, the less likely he or she would be to smoke marijuana. It bears repeating that the researchers had no thoughts about such a theory when their research began. The theory came from an examination of the data.</blockquote>