Sociologits argue that questions about divorce, and social life in general, require a research project of some sort. Durkleim adpoted a position called positivism, which is a method of concluding research. Positivism: when a sociologist wants to use the research methods of the natural science (also known as quanititative) Counting and precise measurement of objective behaviour, a limited, number of variables, and predictions are hallmarks of a quantitative approach. Weber believed that human behaviour is unique and more complex because of the subjective meanings and motivations attached to it. Humans make choices based on these meanisn, making any discussion of gender, parenthood, and work more involved than describied. Qualitative methods had to be developed, today it is called participant observation. When you imagine yourself in their shoes: a quantitaive option: survey research: Asking questions (written or oral: theories and hypotheses: Theory refers to a basic approach to subjects matter.