IJSRP, Volume 10, Issue 10, October 2020 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Dr. D. M. Ubesekara Dissanayake
It is during the classical period of sociology that a strong foundation was laid on its theoretical progress. During this particular period of time, Max Weber, an outstanding classical sociologist became an exception in introducing a sociological methodology, which can enhance the prospects of sociological studies. Following the evolution of the European society into the scientific stage, having based on two Paradigms, researches have been conducted by the scholars who have directed themselves for the supplication of scientific knowledge for the functionality of the materialistic and socio-cultural worlds. Those two Paradigms, are known as ‘Nomothetic Approach’ and ‘Idiographic Approach’. Most importantly, Max Weber, the above mentioned German classical sociologist could be considered as an exception, since the sociological methodology, introduced by him directly belongs to neither ‘Nomothetic Approach’ nor ‘Idiographic Approach’. As such, this specific methodology, introduced by Weber for the realistic understanding of the human society is known as the Weberian sociological methodology.