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Making social science matter : why social inquiry fails and how it can count again

Author: Bent Flyvbjerg
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge Univ. Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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New approach demonstrating how social science can be successful, focusing on context, values, and power.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bent Flyvbjerg
ISBN: 052177568X 9780521775687 0521772680 9780521772686
OCLC Number: 174689204
Language Note: Aus d. Dän. übers.
Description: x, 204 Seiten
Contents: 1. The science wars: a way out; Part I. Why Social Science has Failed as Science: 2. Rationality, body, and intuition in human learning; 3. Is theory possible in social science?; 4. Context counts; Part II. How Social Science Can Matter Again: 5. Values in social and political inquiry; 6. The power of example; 7. The significance of conflict and power to social science; 8. Empowering Aristotle; 9. Methodological guidelines for a reformed social science; 10. Examples and illustrations: narratives of value and power; 11. Social science that matters; Notes; Index.
Responsibility: Bent Flyvbjerg.

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