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The Limits of Social Science : Causal Explanation and Values.

Author: Martyn Hammersley
Publisher: London : SAGE Publications Ltd, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martyn Hammersley
ISBN: 1446287505 9781446287507
OCLC Number: 884705932
Description: 224 pages
Contents: IntroductionCausation and qualitative inquiryThe problem of explanation in social science: A Weberian solution?On the role of values in social researchFrom facts to value judgments? A critique of critical realismCan social science tell us whether a society is meritocratic? A Weberian critiqueWe didn't predict a riot! On the public contribution of social scienceEpilogue

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In this short book, Hammersley argues for a social science which eschews grand theorising in favour of the explanation of social phenomena... This book is not a paean to social science as it is Read more...

 
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