Weber's approach to sociology
was radical because unlike Emile Durkheim
he did not try to restrain it to the usual framework of positivism
so prevalent in the social science
s then. Some have used Freud
to compare the two but I think that's a bit of a fallacy
Weber thought the idea of universal laws (natural science essentially) in social sciences was a dead end. He wanted to establish. He sought a more interpretive approach to studying society.
Also worth noting is his writing on the subject of rationalization and bureaucracy. Max Weber thought of bureaucracy as the most efficient way to hierarchically arrange complex organizations but at a great cost to the "mysteriousness of life."