Why sociology is known as an empiral and not a normative discipline

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  • Sociology is a branch which confines itself to statement about what is, not what should be or ought to be.
  • As a social science, the field of Sociology is not concerned about questions of value and it is ethically neutral.
  • Hence it cannot be categorised as a Normative discipline.
  • Rather Sociology is considered as a field of empirical Science itself.
  • Empiricism is the subject matter that emphasises on experience and the facts that result from observation and experimentation.  
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