Max Weber and Empirical Social Research

  title={Max Weber and Empirical Social Research},
  author={P. Lazarsfeld and A. Oberschall},
  journal={American Sociological Review},
  • P. Lazarsfeld, A. Oberschall
  • Published 1965
  • Sociology
  • American Sociological Review
  • Weber's earliest involvement in empirical social research included three investigations of agricultural and industrial labor conditions, workers' attitudes and work histories, using both questionnaires and direct observation. Weber used a relatively modern statistical approach in his fourth study, concerning psychological aspects of factory work, and in a fifth episode, a critique of another person's study of workers' attitudes, he advocated a quantitative or typological approach to qualitative… CONTINUE READING
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