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Key concepts in the philosophy of social research

Author: Malcolm Williams
Publisher: Los Angeles : SAGE, 2016.
Series: SAGE key concepts.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Providing concise, focussed introductions to everything from the central research methods, to ethics, to metaphysics, and with helpful features such as real-world examples, cross-references and lists of key thinkers, this guide is an ideal introduction.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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(DLC) 2016933344
(OCoLC)965329269
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Malcolm Williams
ISBN: 9781473986824 1473986826
OCLC Number: 1076245921
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: KEY CONCEPTS IN THE PHILOSOPHY OF SOCIAL RESEARCH- FRONT COVER; KEY CONCEPTS IN THE PHILOSOPHY OF SOCIAL RESEARCH; COPYRIGHT; CONTENTS; ABOUT THE AUTHOR; INTRODUCTION; CAUSALITY; COMPLEXITY; CONTINGENCY AND NECESSITY; EMPIRICISM; EPISTEMOLOGY; ETHICS AND MORALITY; EXPERIMENTS; EXPLANATION; FALSIFICATION; FEMINISM; FUNCTIONALISM; GENERALISATION AND LAWS; HYPOTHESIS(ES); IDEALISM; INDIVIDUALISM AND HOLISM; INDUCTION; INTERPRETATION AND MEANING; LANGUAGE; LOGIC AND TRUTH; MATERIALISM; MECHANISMS AND MODELS; OBJECTIVITY --
SUBJECTIVITY; OBSERVATION; ONTOLOGY; POSITIVISM; POSTMODERNISM; PRAGMATISM. PROBABILITYRATIONALITY; REALISM; RELATIVISM; SOCIAL CONSTRUCTIONISM; STATISTICS; THEORY; TIME.
Series Title: SAGE key concepts.
Responsibility: Malcolm Williams.

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