C. Wright Mills in The Sociological Imagination is critical about certain sociological methods and related data collection and analysis issues. Mills stood against the blind imitation of natural sciences. He coined the term Abstracted Empiricism.
The interrelationship among sociological variables utilising multivariate analysis is referred to as Abstracted Empiricism. Empirical historical sociologists like Charles Tilly and John Goldthorpe have illustrated that it is possible to collect sophisticated data and analyse it with the help of societal elements.