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Designing Social Research

Norman Blaikie - Social Science - 2009 - 298 pages
The basic requirements for research designs and research proposals are laid out at the beginning of the book, followed by discussion of the major design elements, and the ...
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Analyzing Quantitative Data: From Description to Explanation

Norman Blaikie - Psychology - 2003 - 352 pages
For social researchers who need to know what procedures to use under what circumstances in practical research projects, this book does not require an indepth understanding of ...
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Philosophy of Social Science: The Philosophical Foundations of Social Thought

Ted Benton, Ian Craib - Philosophy - 2010 - 272 pages
Philosophers and social scientists share a common goal: to explore fundamental truths about ourselves and the nature of the world in which we live. But in what ways do these ...
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Positivist Sociology and Its Critics, Volume 1

Peter Halfpenny - Philosophy - 1994 - 1792 pages
This is a carefully edited selection of the seminal articles and papers on positivism which has been an important cornerstone of sociology. Positivism has had an enormous ...
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The Possibility of Naturalism: A philosophical critique of the contemporary ...

Roy Bhaskar - Philosophy - 2013 - 176 pages
Since its original publication in 1979, The Possibility of Naturalism has been one of the most influential works in contemporary philosophy of science and social science and ...
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Antipositivist Theories of the Sciences: Critical Rationalism, Critical ...

N. Stockman - Science - 2013 - 284 pages
The sciences are too important to be left exclusively to scientists, and indeed they have not been. The structure of scientific knowledge, the role of the sciences in society ...
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The Nature of Social and Educational Inquiry: Empiricism Versus Interpretation

John Kenneth Smith - Education - 1989 - 187 pages
In a clear, concise fashion, this book describes the underlying issues involved in the current discussion over different approaches (empiricist vs. interpretive, quantitative ...
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Researching Education: Data, methods and theory in educational enquiry

David Scott, Robin Usher - Education - 2010 - 224 pages
This book examines the philosophical, historical, political and social contexts of research and the implications of these for the collection and analysis of data.
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