Explaining Society : An Introduction to Critical Realism in the Social Sciences

Berth. Danermark
Nettressurs Engelsk 2012 · Electronic books.

Annen tittel
Hoboken : : Taylor and Francis, , 2012.
1 online resource (232 p.)
Description based upon print version of record. . - Explaining Society Critical realism in the social sciences; Copyright; Contents; List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction; PART I Introduction to critical realism; 2 Science, reality and concepts; 3 Conceptual abstraction and causality; PART II Methodological implications; 4 Generalization, scientific inference and models for an explanatory social science; 5 Theory in the methodology of social science; 6 Critical methodological pluralism: intensive and extensive research design; 7 Social science and practice; 8 Conclusion; Glossary; Notes; Bibliography; Index . - This book will be immensely valuable for students and researchers in social science, sociology and philosophy in that it connects methodology, theory and empirical research. It provides an innovative picture of what society and social science is, along with the methods used to study and explain social phenomena.
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