Interpretivism is taken to denote an alternative to the positivist orthodoxy that has held sway for decades. It is predicated upon the view that a strategy is required that respects the differences between people and the objects of the natural sciences and therefore requires the social scientist to grasp the subjective meaning of social action. Its intellectual heritage includes: Weber's notion of Verstehen; the hermeneutic-phenomenological tradition; and symbolic interactionism.
Interpretivism may refer to:
- Antipositivism, also known as interpretivism – a tradition in social science related to interactionism and the verstehen sociology of Max Weber and Georg Simmel
- A school of cultural anthropological thought founded by Franz Boas 
- Qualitative research
- Interpretivism (legal), legal interpretivism which is a kind of research method
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- Business research methods 3rd edition; Bryman and Bell
- "The Interpretivist Paradigm," Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, July 2006. Retrieved May 30, 2014.