Abby asked in Social ScienceSociology · 1 year ago

emphasized the importance of verstehen in doing sociological research… what was he referring to?

1 Answer

  • 1 year ago

    Verstehen is German for "understand."

    Presumably, it's a reminder not to misinterpret what you see based on your own experiences and lack of understanding someone else. In other words, "put yourself in your subjects' shoes."

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