Humanistic Coefficient

Humanist principle or humanistic coefficient (Polish: współczynnik humanistyczny) is a conceptual object, a methodological principle or simply a method of conducting social research that refers to a way of data analysis stressing the importance of the perception of the analyzed experience by their participants.

In Florian Znaniecki's (who invented this term) own words: "an observer of cultural life can understand the data observed only if taken with the ”humanistic coefficient”, only if he does not limit his observation to his own direct experience of the data but reconstructs the experience and the data in the social context of the people involved".

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