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Description - Social Science in Question by Mark J. Smith

After tracing the story of modern science and its impact on social scientific practice, the author outlines and critically reviews the major approaches to social scientific enquiry, ranging from positivism to postmodernism. The core dilemmas of the philosophy of social sciences are readdressed in the light of contemporary debates on: perception and imagination; detachment and involvement; simplicity and complexity; representation and reality; subjectivity and objectivity. The book is published as a course book for the Open University postgraduate foundation module, "Challenge of the Social Sciences" (D820).

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780761960416
ISBN-10: 0761960414
Format: Paperback
(246mm x 189mm x mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 29-Sep-1998
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Mark J. Smith

Mark J Smith is a Lecturer in Social Sciences at the Open University.

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