antipositivism

(noun) The view that subjectivity rather than objectivity is required to understand society.

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Usages Notes:

  • Plural: antipositivisms
  • Antipositivism is contrasted to positivism.
  • Variant form: anti-positivism
  • Also called negativism.

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Works Consulted

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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 October 22, 2018 (https://sociologydictionary.org/antipositivism/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

antipositivism. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/antipositivism/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “antipositivism.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed October 22, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/antipositivism/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“antipositivism.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 22 Oct. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/antipositivism/>.