focuses much on finding truth as it is rather than just as the majority think it should be.As emphasized by Emile Durkheim who coined the academic discipline for sociology and Comte who coined the term positivism Contributed greatly to the field of social science. Committee hopes were that sociology would become the best science compared to any other field of science. Scientific method as a scientifically oriented method is an element of mental development that represents a given fraction of the world in a more simplified form . Application of variable measurements is among the vital items used to show how and concepts behind changes from one case to the other.This is not applicable to the critical and interpretive methods of studying sociology. In an interpretive method of Sociology, human beings do not just act as reflected in the Scientific method but they involve themselves in meaningful action .This has been proven by some Sociologists like Max Weber, who strongly argued that the center of sociology is interpretation. Interpretive sociologists involve people who share in the world of meaning and later on appreciating their actions, this implies that they don't just observe and record what people do as much practiced in Scientific method. Critical Sociology which was founded by Karl Marx on the other hand majorly emphasizes on the usefulness of change, therefore, critical Sociology refers to the general study of the society with the focus on the need for social change. This method as well differs with the scientific method of view which concludes that the society at large is a natural system with static order.
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