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The Resource The Expanded Social Scientist's Bestiary : a Guide to Fabled Threats to, and Defenses of, Naturalistic Social Science

The Expanded Social Scientist's Bestiary : a Guide to Fabled Threats to, and Defenses of, Naturalistic Social Science

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The Expanded Social Scientist's Bestiary : a Guide to Fabled Threats to, and Defenses of, Naturalistic Social Science
Title
The Expanded Social Scientist's Bestiary
Title remainder
a Guide to Fabled Threats to, and Defenses of, Naturalistic Social Science
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Language
eng
Summary
The (Expanded) Social Scientist's Bestiary addresses a number of important theoretical and philosophical issues in the social sciences from the perspective of contemporary philosophy of science. This expanded and revised edition contains four new chapters tackling such contemporary beasts as Popperian rules, narrative research, and various forms of constructivism. The chapters presented in this volume are, as far as possible, self-contained so that each chapter can be consulted without the necessity of having read the others, thus making this volume an invaluable guide for faculty members and
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EBLCP
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1938-
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Phillips, D. C.
Dewey number
300/.1
Index
no index present
LC call number
H61
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Social sciences
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Social sciences
Label
The Expanded Social Scientist's Bestiary : a Guide to Fabled Threats to, and Defenses of, Naturalistic Social Science
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Publication
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Title Page; Copyright Page; The Microbe; Table of Contents; PREFACE: ON GOOD AND BAD BEASTS; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; 1 -- CONSTRUCTIVISM AND ITS MANY FACES: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY; CONSTRUCTIVISM: AN INITIAL CHARACTERIZATION; THE RANGE OF CONSTRUCTIVIST AUTHORS; A FRAMEWORK FOR COMPARING CONSTRUCTIVISMS; EPISTEMOLOGICAL VERSUS SOCIOPOLITICAL AND EDUCATIONAL CONCERNS; CONCLUDING REMARKS; 2 -- HERMENEUTICS AND NATURALISTIC SOCIAL INQUIRY; INTRODUCTION; THE INTERPRETIVIST CASE; SOME FAR-REACHING CONCLUSIONS; EPISTEMOLOGICAL CONCLUSIONS; CONCLUSIONS CONCERNING THE NATURE OF SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Skeptical commentarycommentary: the nature of social science; commentary: the epistemological conclusions; conclusion; 3 -- holistic tendencies in social science; 4 -- narrative research: telling stories about stories; how issues of epistemological warrant are handled; critique: why narratives need to meet epistemic criteria; another example; polkinghorne's later discussion of narrative; 5 -- naturalistic ideals in social science; the spread of naturalism: a thumbnail sketch; naturalistic strategies; 6 -- new philosophy of science; an outline of recent developments; questions and answers
  • Conclusions7 -- objectivity and subjectivity; the intellectual roots of the attack on objectivity; conclusions; 8 -- popperian rules for research design; introduction; popper as touchstone: an objection; the many faces of falsification; 9 -- positivism; classical or comtean positivism; logical positivism; respect for scientific method; 10 -- qualitative research and its warrant; some truths about truth; is qualitative work more suspect than quantitative or experimental?; will the suggested warrants work?; unsatisfying conclusion; 11 -- social construction of knowledge; clearing the ground
  • Explaining belief12 -- theories and laws; 13 -- values and social inquiry; the issue at stake; an evaluation of the arguments; conclusion; references; index; about the author
Control code
854977886
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (443 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780742579392
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)854977886
Label
The Expanded Social Scientist's Bestiary : a Guide to Fabled Threats to, and Defenses of, Naturalistic Social Science
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Title Page; Copyright Page; The Microbe; Table of Contents; PREFACE: ON GOOD AND BAD BEASTS; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; 1 -- CONSTRUCTIVISM AND ITS MANY FACES: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY; CONSTRUCTIVISM: AN INITIAL CHARACTERIZATION; THE RANGE OF CONSTRUCTIVIST AUTHORS; A FRAMEWORK FOR COMPARING CONSTRUCTIVISMS; EPISTEMOLOGICAL VERSUS SOCIOPOLITICAL AND EDUCATIONAL CONCERNS; CONCLUDING REMARKS; 2 -- HERMENEUTICS AND NATURALISTIC SOCIAL INQUIRY; INTRODUCTION; THE INTERPRETIVIST CASE; SOME FAR-REACHING CONCLUSIONS; EPISTEMOLOGICAL CONCLUSIONS; CONCLUSIONS CONCERNING THE NATURE OF SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Skeptical commentarycommentary: the nature of social science; commentary: the epistemological conclusions; conclusion; 3 -- holistic tendencies in social science; 4 -- narrative research: telling stories about stories; how issues of epistemological warrant are handled; critique: why narratives need to meet epistemic criteria; another example; polkinghorne's later discussion of narrative; 5 -- naturalistic ideals in social science; the spread of naturalism: a thumbnail sketch; naturalistic strategies; 6 -- new philosophy of science; an outline of recent developments; questions and answers
  • Conclusions7 -- objectivity and subjectivity; the intellectual roots of the attack on objectivity; conclusions; 8 -- popperian rules for research design; introduction; popper as touchstone: an objection; the many faces of falsification; 9 -- positivism; classical or comtean positivism; logical positivism; respect for scientific method; 10 -- qualitative research and its warrant; some truths about truth; is qualitative work more suspect than quantitative or experimental?; will the suggested warrants work?; unsatisfying conclusion; 11 -- social construction of knowledge; clearing the ground
  • Explaining belief12 -- theories and laws; 13 -- values and social inquiry; the issue at stake; an evaluation of the arguments; conclusion; references; index; about the author
Control code
854977886
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (443 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780742579392
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)854977886

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