"Analytical-empirical sociology builds on clear theory and necessarily confronts theoretical statements with empirical results. It is very important that research is transparent and uses adequate methods. It is open to all appropriate conceptual, theoretical and empirical approaches, methods and procedures. And, I think it stimulates a cumulative development of existing knowledge in the social sciences."
Former Academy of Sociology president Thomas Hinz is interviewed by Wojtek Przepiorka for The AGORA Newsletter of the Rationality and Society Section of the American Sociological Association and the Research Committee 45 on Rational Choice of the International Sociological Association (Winter 2019/Spring 2020).
See full interview here.