An ideal type is formed from characteristics and elements of the given phenomena, but it is not meant to correspond to all of the characteristics of any one particular case.It is not meant to refer to perfect things, moral ideals nor to statistical averages but rather to stress certain elements common to most cases of the given phenomena.Weber, who is keenly aware of the fictional nature of the "ideal type", therefore states that it never seeks to claim its validity in terms of a reproduction of or correspondence with social reality.
While in Norway, Prince Harry and Meghan went whale watching and sat under the Aurora Borealis—how romantic! While Meghan has been filming her hit USA show, Prince Harry has been keeping busy with his royal family. trials for this year's Invictus Games, which will take place in Toronto.
Earlier this week he gathered with his brother, Prince William, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in France to remember armed forces who had fallen during the 1917 Battle of Vimy Ridge.
For Weber, the conduct of social science depends upon the construction of abstract, hypothetical concepts.
The "ideal type" is therefore a subjective element in social theory and research, and one of the subjective elements distinguishing sociology from natural science.
This does not mean, however, that objectivity, limited as it is, can be gained by "weighing the various evaluations against one another and making a 'statesman-like' compromise among them", which is often proposed as a solution by those sharing Weber's kind of methodological perspectivism.