How do sociologists try to deal with difficulties in “objectivity” and strive for objectivity?


-Anushree Ojha, Subject Matter Expert at Edmarz

Solution : Sociologists utilize the technique of self-reflexivity’ or reflexivity’ to cope with the problem of objectivity. A sociologist examines beliefs, conventions, and behavioural patterns in various civilizations from various angles. 

The sociologist is constantly questioning herself about her own views and beliefs. The importance of adequate research documentation is also emphasised. This allows others to follow in the footsteps of the sociologist and examine the study that was undertaken. It also assists the sociologist in double-checking and rechecking his or her work. 

The sociologist then attempts to assess other people’s perspectives.

As a result, sociologists view objectivity as a goal of a long-term process rather than a finished product.

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