(noun) The view that subjectivity rather than objectivity is required to understand society.
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- Plural: antipositivisms
- Antipositivism is contrasted to positivism.
- Variant form: anti-positivism
- Also called negativism.
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How to Cite the Definition of Antipositivism
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “antipositivism.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 19, 2018 (http://sociologydictionary.org/antipositivism/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
antipositivism. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://sociologydictionary.org/antipositivism/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “antipositivism.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 19, 2018. http://sociologydictionary.org/antipositivism/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“antipositivism.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 19 Dec. 2018. <http://sociologydictionary.org/antipositivism/>.