Define Verstehen in Sociology

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Which of the following statements is NOT true?

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1. What types of research methods can be described as qualitative?

2. Which answer BEST represents a key risk Max Weber and other anti-positivists aimed to avoid in their sociological research?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Verstehen is part of one approach to sociological understanding, and this quiz and worksheet will help you understand its role in the field. These assets will assess your knowledge of the anti-postivist approach to sociology, including its history, research methods, and the reasons for its creation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Qualitative research methods
  • The reasons why Weber and associates developed the anti-positivist approach
  • Identify examples of Verstehen
  • Define Verstehen

Skills Practiced

This worksheet allows students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Verstehen lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about Verstehen in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Max Weber

Additional Learning

To learn more about Verstehen, review the accompanying lesson called Define Verstehen in Sociology. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Compare and contrast qualitative and quantitative
  • Explaining why the anti-positivist approach to sociology was created
  • Identify when it was created
  • Providing examples of practicing Verstehen
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