Why is the question of a scientific method particularly important in sociology?
The question of scientific method is important because it helps sociologists to acquire knowledge.
Sociologist deals with different societies whose culture may be similar or different. They have to conduct research and field work in which they need to take opinions and feelings of people or respondent in that area. Hence, sociologists try to adopt an objective point of view which is neutral and not based on one’s own perception. Some sociologists like Emile Durkhiem believed that in order to study the society with objectivity, it is important to have a scientific approach. Therefore a need for scientific method was felt. He even carried out a scientific study on the phenomenon of ‘suicide’ by giving various rules in sociological method.