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Ways of knowing : competing methodologies and methods in social and political research

Author: Jonathon Wayne Moses; Torbjørn L Knutsen
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
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A textbook on methodology in social and political science, this title focuses centrally on the debate between positivist and constructivist approaches.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathon Wayne Moses; Torbjørn L Knutsen
ISBN: 9780230516649 0230516645 0230516653 9780230516656
OCLC Number: 181067719
Description: xiv, 330 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction Philosophy of Naturalist Science The Experimental Method The Statistical Method The Comparative Method History and Case Studies Sowing Doubts about the Naturalist Method A Constructivist Philosophy of Science From Story Telling to Telling Stories Comparing Interpretations Contextualizing Statistics Interpretive Experiments Conclusion
Responsibility: Jonathon W. Moses and Torbjørn L. Knutsen.

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