These are structural functionalism, conflict, and symbolic interactionism. Each has a different view on social institutions.
The interpretivist ontology is relativism. The belief, unlike the positivist, is that knowledge is relative to the observor. Reality is not something that exists outside the observor, but rather is determined by the experiences, social background and other factors of the observor.
Because of this view sociological law is not a constant, but a relationship between changing variables.
The epistemology of interpretivism is the subjective. The inquirer in interpretisim becomes part of an interaction or communication with the subject of the inquiry.
The findings are the result of the interaction between the inquirer and the subject. Reality becomes a social construction. The methodology of interpretivism can best be described as hermenutic or dialectic.
Hermenutics is the study of how to make interpretive inquiry. Dialectic is reflective of the dialogue imagined in the subjective approach and the need to test interpretive theory against human experience. Max Weber described the methodology as "a science which aims at the interpretative understanding of social conduct and thus at the explanation of its causes, its course, and its effects.
The description is made through the naturally symbolic use of language. The meaning of the language is derived in part by the society from which it arises. Interpretive theory is tested by referring back to human practice within the society.
If the interaction produces the anticipated result then the theory is corroborated and vice versa. Critical realism believes that a reality exists "out there" and is not merely relative. However, reality can never be fully comprehended or understood.
Natural laws still control and drive reality and to the extent possible should be understood. Critical theory is value oriented. Therefore, the critical theorist is subjective to the extent that the inquiries are governed and conducted in the context of the values expounded by the theorist.
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