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Philosophy of Social Science
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 288

Philosophy of Social Science

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2014-05-16
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  • Publisher: Routledge

The Philosophy of Social Science: A Contemporary Introduction examines the perennial questions of philosophy by engaging with the empirical study of society. The book offers a comprehensive overview of debates in the field, with special attention to questions arising from new research programs in the social sciences. The text uses detailed examples of social scientific research to motivate and illustrate the philosophical discussion. Topics include the relationship of social policy to social science, interpretive research, action explanation, game theory, social scientific accounts of norms, joint intentionality, reductionism, causal modeling, case study research, and experimentation.

Journal of Social Science
  • Language: en

Journal of Social Science

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1984
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Comedy and Social Science
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 186

Comedy and Social Science

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2015-06-12
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  • Publisher: Routledge

While there have been many sociological and psychological studies of humor, few can claim to be funny. Humor may be regarded as a legitimate topic for social scientists, but in general, they present their research rather seriously. In academia, humor tends to be trivialized and dismissed. This is more than just a missed opportunity for otherwise fun-loving academics. In literature, it is readily accepted that comedy is integral to the human condition. To ignore humor is to reject a potentially insightful methodological approach, as the humorous worldview presents unique opportunities for investigating the social. This book constitutes a unique resource, presenting chapters on irony, satire and parody as tools for analysis and means of representation, as well as considering humor in the conduct of research, and offering guidance on getting published. Through presenting examples from across the social sciences, the book seeks to persuade and inspire rather than to prescribe an approach – a closure which would (ironically) be inimical to the multiplicity and ambiguity which characterizes humorous research and lends it its distinctive edge.

Interviewing in Social Science Research
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 114

Interviewing in Social Science Research

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2017-07-28
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  • Publisher: Routledge

What is interviewing and when is this method useful? What does it mean to select rather than sample interviewees? Once the researcher has found people to interview, how does she build a working relationship with her interviewees? What should the dynamics of talking and listening in interviews be? How do researchers begin to analyze the narrative data generated through interviews? Lee Ann Fujii explores the answers to these inquiries in Interviewing in Social Science Research, the latest entry in the Routledge Series on Interpretive Methods. This short, highly readable book explores an interpretive approach to interviewing for purposes of social science research. Using an interpretive methodo...

Journal of Social Science
  • Language: en

Journal of Social Science

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1874
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Social Science and Historical Perspectives
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 296

Social Science and Historical Perspectives

This accessible book introduces the story of ‘social science’, with coverage of history, politics, economics, sociology, psychology, anthropology, and geography. Key questions include: How and why did the social sciences originate and differentiate? How are they related to older traditions that have defined Western civilization? What is the unique perspective or ‘way of knowing’ of each social science? What are the challenges—and alternatives—to the social sciences as they stand in the twenty-first century? Eller explains the origin, evolution, methods, and the main figures, literature, concepts, and theories in each discipline. The chapters also feature a range of contemporary examples, with consideration given to how the disciplines address present-day issues.

Hermeneutics and Social Science (Routledge Revivals)
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 267

Hermeneutics and Social Science (Routledge Revivals)

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2010-03-23
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  • Publisher: Routledge

Originally published in 1978, this important work, by one of the leading European social theorists, is arguably the best introduction to the hermeneutic tradition as a whole. It is designed to help students of sociology and philosophy place the problems of "understanding social science" in their historical and philosophical context. It does so by presenting the major current in sociological thought as responses to the challenge of hermeneutics. The idea that true knowledge of social life can be attained only if human conduct is seen as meaningful action whose meaning is accordingly grasped has been presented as a discovery of recent sociology. In fact its history is long and its connections ...

Annual Report - Social Science Research Council
  • Language: en
Designing and Conducting Research in Social Science, Health and Social Care
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 238

Designing and Conducting Research in Social Science, Health and Social Care

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2019-04-01
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  • Publisher: Routledge

This book presents a novel and accessible way to learn about designing and conducting social research. Unlike traditional social research methods books, it provides a ‘real world’ account of social researchers’ experiences and learning achieved through conducting research in a variety of fields. It contains an eclectic collection of research and advice for conducting research from social researchers with varying backgrounds. Suggestions are made in relation to gaining access to research sites, conducting research on sensitive topics such as suicide, child sexual abuse and homelessness, ensuring the inclusive participation of participants with intellectual disabilities and children. Als...

Social Science
  • Language: en

Social Science

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1959
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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