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Dissecting the social : on the principles of analytical sociology

Author: Peter Hedström
Publisher: Cambridge, UK. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
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Hedström outlines the principles of an analytically oriented sociology that seeks to address the criticisms of sociological research. He argues for a systematic development of sociological theory so that it has the explanatory capacity to inform sociological research and outlines mechanisms to enable this to take place.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Hedström
ISBN: 0521792290 0521796679 9780521792295 9780521796675
OCLC Number: 60794224
Description: x, 177 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The analytical tradition in sociology --
Social mechanisms and explanatory theory --
Action and interaction --
Social interaction and social change --
On causal modelling --
Quantitative research, agent-based modelling, and theories of the social (with Yvonne Aberg) --
Coda.
Responsibility: Peter Hedström.
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Hedström outlines the principles of an analytically oriented sociology that seeks to address the criticisms of sociological research. He argues for a systematic development of sociological theory so that it has the explanatory capacity to inform sociological research and outlines mechanisms to enable this to take place.

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