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Evidence and Explanation in Social Science

An Inter-disciplinary Approach

Edited by Gerald Studdert-Kennedy

Routledge – 2009 – 252 pages

Series: Routledge Library Editions: History & Philosophy of Science

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Description

Originally published in 1975. The main concern of this book is the nature of the gap between the theoretical issues, raised at an abstract level by social scientists, and their facts, the material organized in an empirical analysis. The author draws on material from several disciplines to explore the contributions of social science theory to historical insight.

Contents

  1. Equilibrium and historical change. 2. Versions of Structure. 3 Scientific Inquiry. 4 Statistical Models and Social Structures. 5 Causes and Structure. 6 Rationality and Structure. 7 Levels of Theory. 8 Theories and Explanations. Conclusions

Name: Evidence and Explanation in Social Science: An Inter-disciplinary Approach (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: Edited by Gerald Studdert-Kennedy. Originally published in 1975. The main concern of this book is the nature of the gap between the theoretical issues, raised at an abstract level by social scientists, and their facts, the material organized in an empirical analysis. The author draws on...
Categories: Philosophy of Science, Historical Sociology, Research Methods - Soc. Policy