Method in Social Science: A Realist Approach

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Routledge, 1992 - Social Science - 313 pages
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Method in Social Science was widely praised on its first publication for providing a series of penetrating reflections on central questions in social science discourse. This second edition directly reflects new developments in the areas of philosophy and method. The introduction has been rewritten and substantially enlarged, clarifying many of the arguments that appear in the text. There is also a short discussion of the importance of narrative form, particularly useful for students concerned with the problems of writing, composition and presentation of their own material.

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Andrew Sayer is Professor of Social Theory and Political Economy at Lancaster University. He has a longstanding interest in philosophical issues relating to social science, but has always combined this with research on substantive issues – primarily to do with political economy and inequality. Other publications include The New Social Division of Labor, with R.A. Walker (Blackwell, 1992); Realism and Social Science (Sage, 2000); and The Moral Significance of Class (Cambridge University Press, 2005).

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