Introducing Western Sociologists

Introducing Western Sociologists

Question

Highlight Weber’s Methods of Sociology.

Answer
Max Weber’s Methodres of Sociology :

1. Max Weber’s approach to sociology was directly related to Methoderstrit or the German debate about the proper method for the social sciences. On one side of the debate were those who felt the social science should emulate the natural science by searching for general laws that govern all human behaviour.

2. During German debate, on the other hand, there were those people who argued that accounts of social action had to be rooted in a particular historical context. Max Weber desired to overcome this divide by insisting on that social sciences should seek casual arguments that would generate about social actions and would pay attention to the context in which an action takes place.

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