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Author Diesing, Paul.

Title How does social science work? : reflections on practice / Paul Diesing
Published Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, [1991]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 414 pages)
Series Pitt series in policy and institutional studies
Pitt series in policy and institutional studies.
Contents Logical empiricism, 1922-1970 -- Popper and his followers -- Kuhn and Stegmüller -- Pragmatism -- Hermeneutics : the interpretation of texts -- Macrosociology of social science -- Microsociology of social science -- Science politics -- Cognitive processes in social science -- Personality influences in social science -- How does social science produce knowledge? -- Problems and dangers on the road of knowledge
Summary Annotation A clear, critical inquiry into the norms, processes and purposes of social science work. Diesing (political science, SUNY, Buffalo) begins with a wonderfully lucid survey of philosophical approaches to social science to examine the question of how social science ought to work. He then surveys sociological, political, and psychological studies of social science to find out what actually occurs in practice. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-403) and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Social sciences -- Philosophy.
Social sciences -- Research.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0822971534 (electronic bk)
9780822971535 (electronic bk)