Interpretivism

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What type of methods do interpretivists tend to use?
Qualitative methods
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What approach do interpretivists adopt?
Micro approach
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For interpretivists, what is the only way that society can be understood?
By examining social relationships on a smaller scale
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Give an example of an interpretivist sociologist?
Max Webber
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What does VERSTEHEN mean?
understanding peoples motives and feelings
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Interpretivists want data that is ... (4 things)
1. Qualitative, 2.Valid, 3.Verstehen,4.Subjective
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What examples of primary data would interpretivists use?
1. Participant observations, 2. Unstructured interviews
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What example of secondary data would interpretivists use?
1. Personal Documents, 2. Books/Novels
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