如果一个人在社会研究中仅仅依靠客观的观察，那么他就完全忽视了多样性的因素(Mays and Pope, 1995)，当多样性决定了答案时，就没有共识能够提高研究的结果。这就涉及到客观观察需要主观的解释，将客观事物转化为事实，再转化为恰当的理论和结论。因此，如果主观解释是研究方法的关键，那么客观观察的过程对真正有贡献的因素不是错误的吗?虽然不能排除客观观察的贡献，但主观解释是研究方法及其后续结果的核心。没有主观的解释，就没有通过研究方法发展起来的理论、思想和突出的思想。正如LeCompte和Goetz(1982)所说，“科学研究的价值部分取决于个别研究人员证明其研究结果可信度的能力”。当个体的能力受制于一种研究方法时，它归结为这样一个事实，即知觉支配着解释方法和随后提出的结论。
Research is carried out to make things simpler in their understanding, to minimise losses for mankind, and maximise profits and sustainable future for all. When a research is carried out, if it does not have a unanimous answer and conclusion, is that method or conclusion worthy enough to be elide upon for future actions? Healy and Perry (2000) thinks it so, when they state that all methods when compared with each other and with the theory of realism, they fall short of their trustworthiness. Methods that speak several different language and consider the majority as the norm and reject the minority as irrelevant, are merely ignorant in its conduct. This proves the untrustworthiness of these research methods, because there have been instances where the best ideologies and thoughts have come from the minority. Therefore, is it viable to trust such research methods which makes grand conclusions based on the answers of the majority while not considering the minority as a contributory participant? The very act that the research results are divisive makes it unreliable and ignorant of the inclusive consensus which is entrusted to deliver.
If one relies on mere objective observation in social research, it is completely ignoring the element of variableness (Mays and Pope, 1995), and when variableness rules the answers there is no consensus that enhances the result of the research. This involves that objective observation needs subjective interpretation to convert the objects into facts and then into proper theories and conclusions. Hence if subjective interpretation is the crux of the research method, is not the process of objective observation a false for the real contributory element? Though the contribution of objective observation cannot be ruled out, subjective interpretation is central to the research method and the subsequent results it delivers. Without subjective interpretation, there exists no theories, ideologies and prominent ideas developed through by research methods. As LeCompte and Goetz (1982) states, “The value of scientific research is partially dependent on the ability of individual researchers to demonstrate the credibility of their findings”. When individual abilities comes to the mercy of a research method, it boils down to the fact that perception rules the method of interpretation and the subsequent conclusion proposed.