Comte considered these four fundamental methods to be adequate for sociological investigation. Admittedly, his technique formulation is rather inadequate by contemporary standards. Still, we should remember that before Comte, little thought had been given to how social facts were to be gathered.
Even though the details of Comte’s methodological recommendations are not always relevant, their spirit and goal are still vital in societal studies. In his view, social physics would be a theoretical science capable of articulating and verifying social structure, social changes, and altering rules. This notion gained legitimacy due to his description of sociology’s methodologies.