Philosophy & Methodology of the Social Sciences: Reinventing the social sciences: towards a postdisciplinary future
Mark J. Smith
SAGE, 2005 - Social sciences - 440 pages
Covers the traditional literature on the philosophy of the social sciences and the contemporary philosophical and methodological debates developing at the heart of the disciplinary and interdisciplinary groups in the social sciences. It addresses the needs of researchers and academics who are grappling with the relationship between questions of knowledge construction and the problems of social scientific method.
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