Social Science Methodology : A Criterial Framework, Paperback Book

Social Science Methodology : A Criterial Framework Paperback



This book offers a one-volume introduction to social science methodology, relevant to the disciplines of anthropology, economics, history, political science, psychology, and sociology.

It is written for beginning students, long-time practitioners and methodologists, and applies to work conducted in qualitative and quantitative styles.

It synthesizes the vast and diverse field of methodology in a way that is clear, concise, and comprehensive.

While offering a handy overview of the subject, the book is also an argument about how we should conceptualize methodological problems.

Tasks and criteria, the author argues - not fixed rules of procedure - best describe the search for methodological adequacy.

Thinking about methodology through this lens provides a new framework for understanding work in the social sciences.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 324 pages, 1 b/w illus. 20 tables
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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  • Category: Social research & statistics
  • ISBN: 9780521805131



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