Interpretivism in Sociology: Definition & Origin


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Interpretivism was a response to what kind of research methods?

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1. What school of prominent sociologists developed interpretivist models for sociology?

2. What BEST describes the kind of data that quantitative methods deal with?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet will measure your understanding of sociological research methods, including interpretivism. You should study information such as the importance of interpretivism in sociology and how qualitative methods of research gain information.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use the assessment tools to understand:

  • The school that developed interpretivist models in sociology
  • How qualitative research methods gain information
  • The research method that inspired interpretivism
  • The importance of interpretivism in sociology
  • The type of data quantitative methods of research deal with

Skills Practiced

The worksheet and quiz will give you the chance to practice these skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about sociology and interpretivism
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer a question about the research method that inspired interpretivism
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the school that developed interpretivist models in sociology

Additional Learning

To study more material about sociology, go over the lesson called Interpretivism in Sociology: Definition and Lesson. The lesson has these objectives:

  • Identify the differences between quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • Review what interpretivism is and its goals
  • Learn about early research methods in the field of sociology
  • Recall what symbolic interactionism is