How dosociologists try to deal with these difficulties and strive forobjectivity?

Todeal with the problem of objectivity sociologists use the techniqueof ‘self-reflexivity’ or ‘reflexivity’. Thesociologist views opinions, norms or behavioural patterns ofdifferent societies from all the perspectives. The sociologistcontinuously subjects her own attitudes and opinions toself-examination. Also, emphasis is laid on proper documentation ofthe research. This helps others to retrace the steps taken by thesociologist and scrutinise the study that has been conducted. It alsohelps the sociologist to check and recheck his/her work. Thesociologist then tries to judge different conceptions of people.

Thus,the sociologists take objectivity as a goal of a continuous ongoingprocess rather than an already achieved end result.

  • 0
What are you looking for?