Meaning of COMPARATIVE SOCIOLOGY:
Durkheim said comparative sociology is not a particular branch of sociology. it is sociology itself. In so far it ceases to be purely descriptive and aspire to account for facts. Max Weber also advocated comparative method. Earlier Montesquieu and Comte favoured comparative method. Tylor like Comte said that one of the main aims of comparison is to discover what he called cultural adhesions or necessary correlations between two or more cultural phenomena such as rules of kinship behaviour and rules of kinship terminology. According to Oxford dictionary of sociology where a sociological analysis is explicitly held to be comparative, this usually involves the study of particular social processes across nation states or across different types of society. Much of what is normally referred to as comparative sociology is perhaps more accurately described as cross national research.