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Sociology and Value Freedom
Rogers Brubaker - Professor of Sociology, UCLA
Weber developed a different approach to the study of social groups and classes than did Marx. For Marx, there were two primary groups in society and these were classes, the bourgeoisie and the proletariat, whose contradictory social relationship is the motive force for change in capitalism. Marx considers these classes to be defined and determined by whether they own the means of production bourgeoisie or whether they do not own the means of production and must sell labour power to those who do proletariat. In contrast, for Weber, social groups and classes are in the sphere of power and are connected to the distribution of power.
Field Experiments in sociology
Alongside The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism , it is considered to be one of Weber's most important works. Extremely broad in scope, the book covers numerous themes including religion , economics , politics , public administration , and sociology. A complete translation of the work was not published in English until In , the International Sociological Association listed this work as the most important sociological book of the 20th century. Sociology…is a science concerning itself with the interpretive understanding of social action and thereby with a causal explanation of its course and consequences.
The practical, ethical and theoretical strengths and limitations of field experiments in comparison to lab experiments, relevant to sociology. Field Experiments take place in real-life settings such as a classroom, the work place or even the high street. Field experiments are much more common in sociology than laboratory experiments. In fact sociologists hardly ever use lab experiments because the artificial environment of the laboratory is so far removed from real life that most sociologists believe that the results gained from such experiments tell us very little about how respondents would actually act in real life. It is actually quite easy to set up a field experiment.