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The Limits of Social Science : Causal Explanation and Value Relevance.

Author: Martyn Hammersley
Publisher: London : SAGE Publications, 2014.
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This book engages with key intellectual challenges facing social science today, at a time when it is under considerable pressure to demonstrate its value. It addresses questions that carry implications for research practice, quantitative or qualitative, by making use of contemporary examples, such as the London riots.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Hammersley, Martyn.
Limits of Social Science : Causal Explanation and Value Relevance.
London : SAGE Publications, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Martyn Hammersley
ISBN: 9781473906334 1473906334
OCLC Number: 881571384
Description: 1 online resource (338 pages)
Contents: Cover; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Causation and qualitative inquiry; The problem of explanation in social science: a Weberian solution?; On the role of values in social research; From facts to value judgments? A critique of critical realism; Can social science tell us whether a society is meritocratic? A Weberian critique; We didn't predict a riot! On the public contribution of social science; Epilogue.

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This book engages with key intellectual challenges facing social science today, at a time when it is under considerable pressure to demonstrate its value. It addresses questions that carry implications for research practice, quantitative or qualitative, by making use of contemporary examples, such as the London riots.

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