What makes an interpretive theory good?
A good interpretive theory brings values into the open. The theorist actively seeks to acknowledge, identify, or unmask the ideology behind the message under scrutiny. A good interpretive theory often generates change.
What is interpretive translation?
Interpretive translation in nature is a translation skill made from language spoken to meaning, then meaning to language delivered, which requires interpreters to extract the content of meaning from one language, and re-present it to another, but not to imitate one language into another.
Why is Interpretivism used?
Interpretivism is “associated with the philosophical position of idealism, and is used to group together diverse approaches, including social constructivism, phenomenology and hermeneutics; approaches that reject the objectivist view that meaning resides within the world independently of consciousness”.
What methods do positivists use?
Positivists prefer quantitative methods such as social surveys, structured questionnaires and official statistics because these have good reliability and representativeness. Positivists see society as shaping the individual and believe that ‘social facts’ shape individual action
What were the two aims of Comte’s work?
Two objectives were order and progress; on one hand positivism would bring order through the restraint of intellectual and social disorder.
What was Comte’s theory?
Auguste Comte was the first to develop the concept of “sociology.” He defined sociology as a positive science. Positivism is the search for “invariant laws of the natural and social world.” Comte identified three basic methods for discovering these invariant laws, observation, experimentation, and comparison.
What is the metaphysical stage?
Metaphysical stage refers to explanation by impersonal abstract concepts. They believe that an abstract power or force guides and determines events in the world. Metaphysical thinking discards belief in a concrete God.
How did Auguste Comte view society?
Auguste Comte was one of the founders of sociology and coined the term sociology. Comte believed sociology could unite all sciences and improve society. Comte was a positivist who argued that sociology must have a scientific base and be objective. Comte theorized a three-stage development of society