What is meant by ‘reflexivity’ and why is it important in sociology?


-Anushree Ojha, Subject Matter Expert at Edmarz

Solution: In social science,‘self-reflexivity’ or reflexivity is a technique for dealing with the problem of objectivity, and it is strongly related to empathy. In this case, the social scientist examines various people’s viewpoints objectively or neutrally. Because achieving objectivity in social science is a difficult and challenging process, reflexivity becomes increasingly necessary while doing social research.

Within the field of sociology, there are various schools of thought that look at topics from various perspectives and ideologies. The sociologist employs reflexivity in these situations.

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