While not wishing to go into the history of the development of the scientific method, the applications of these principles have since been the basis for societal development.
Theory development is a high priority in organisational and management research. However, it is often equated with building new theory, a practice that is rewarded in the publication process and encouraged by norms that pervade the field.
When one critically reviews the discipline that is psychology, quantitative science rarely comes to mind. The great theorists such as Freud, Jung, Allport, Maslow, etc. did not rely heavily on supporting their work with numbers.