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Method in social science : a realist approach

Author: R Andrew Sayer
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Presents an analysis of central questions in social science discourse.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R Andrew Sayer
ISBN: 9780415581592 0415581591 9780203850374 0203850378 9780415582476 0415582474
OCLC Number: 473656888
Description: xvii, 313 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Knowledge in context --
2. Theory, observation and practical adequacy --
3. Theory and method I : abstraction, structure and cause --
4. Theory and method II : types of system and their implications --
5. Some influential misadventures in the philosophy of science --
6. Quantitative methods in social science --
7. Verification and falsification --
8. Popper's 'falsificationism' --
9. Problems of explanation and the aims of social science --
App. Notes on realism, writing and the future of method in social science.
Responsibility: Andrew Sayer.

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