Peter Berger's "Invitation to Sociology" is an introduction to sociology as an academic discipline. It explores how sociology differs from other academic subjects in that it focuses on human interaction as well as statistical research.
Published in 1963, Berger's "Invitation to Sociology" provides an exploration of the importance of sociologists in society. It also discusses how terms such as "society" and "social" have different meanings, and it explains how to use them in their proper sociological contexts. Berger takes a humanistic approach to the subject, discussing how understanding otherwise hidden aspects of society requires sociologists to base their research on both statistics and human experience.