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The production of knowledge : the challenge of social science research

Author: William H Starbuck
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2006.
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Bill Starbuck reflects on the challenges associated with social science research - the limits of rationality, the lack of reliability in many research findings and the social shaping of research agendas, cultures and judgements. He discusses some of his own research projects and various methodological debates.
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Named Person: William H Starbuck; William H Starbuck; William H Starbuck
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William H Starbuck
ISBN: 0199288534 9780199288533
OCLC Number: 62307325
Description: vii, 194 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Creating better social science --
A journey into disillusionment : discovering porblems --
Pretences of research --
A journey into hope : discovering partial solutions --
The production of knowledge.
Responsibility: William H. Starbuck.
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Presenting an autobiographical account, this book discusses the author's research and various methodological debates. It reflects on various challenges associated with management and social science  Read more...

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In this remarkable book, one of the most original minds in all of social science shows how to make the science better. Bill Starbuck demonstrates that true scholars are defined by their inputs, not Read more...

 
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