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Basic dilemmas in the social sciences

Author: Hubert M Blalock
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : Sage Publications, ©1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why is social science divided into ever smaller subfields? Why do policy-makers rarely pay attention to social science knowledge? Why do social scientists speak with so little certainty about the causes and solutions to pressing human problems? Hubert M Blalock Jr looks at some of the compelling questions surrounding social science today. He argues that there are systematic ways of overcoming the traps that have  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Blalock, Hubert M.
Basic dilemmas in the social sciences.
Beverly Hills : Sage Publications, ©1984
(OCoLC)654956712
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hubert M Blalock
ISBN: 0803920210 9780803920217
OCLC Number: 10229904
Description: 184 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Machine derived contents note: The Challenge Complications produced by Multiple Causation Further Ambiguities in the Real World Can we move from many Facts to Fewer Lawlike Propositions? The Simplification Process --
Dilemmas and Strategies Some Defects in Our Intellectual Culture Some Positive Steps.
Responsibility: Hubert M. Blalock, Jr.
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