Search results for: developments-in-the-methodology-of-social-science

Developments in the Methodology of Social Science

Author : W. Leinfellner
File Size : 59.13 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 692
Read : 435
Download »
Philosophy of Science deals with the problem, 'What is science?' It seems that the answer to this question can only be found if we have an answer to the question, 'How does science function?' Thus, the study of the methodology of social sciences is a prominent factor in any analysis of these sciences. The history of philosophy shows clearly that the answer to the question, 'How does science function?' was the conditio sine qua non of any kind of philosophy of science, epistemology and even of logic. Aristotle, Hume, Kant, Mill, Russell, to mention a few classical authors, clearly emphasized the primacy of methodology of science for any kind of philosophy of science. One may even state that analyses of the presup positions, the foundations, the aims, goals and purposes of science are nothing else than analyses of their general and specific formal, as well as practical and empirical methods. Thus, the whole program of any phi losophy of science is dependent on the analysis of the methods of sciences and the establishment of their criteria. If the study of scientific method is the predominant factor in the philosophy of science, then all the other problems will depend on the outcome of such a study. For example, the old question of a possible unity of all social sciences will be brought to a solution by the study of the presuppositions, the methods, as well as of the criteria germane to all social sciences.

Systems Methodology in Social Science Research

Author : R. Cavallo
File Size : 85.99 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 420
Read : 1285
Download »
From the beginning, the systems research movement has shown a high potential for offering a conceptual framework for the understanding of social systems. Much of this potential has been realized, but a major gap remains with regard to operational investigative aids. Developments of the last ten years with a method ological orientation and emphasis seem finally to be filling this gap. The purpose of this book is to describe the most advanced of these developments and to make them available to a wider audience. The emphasis is on developments that are primarily oriented toward interaction with expertise in the social sciences and that thus hold the most promise for social systems investigation. In particu lar, attempts have been made to provide substantiation and illustration of three main points: (1) the common motivation and essential integrability that systems research provides for developments and considerations along a very broad spec trum of interests; (2) the very diverse nature of the types and forms of considera tions that may be meaningfully integrated; and (3) the operational and usable nature that developments in systems methodology represent for research in the social sciences. The book is divided into three parts with a generally increasing degree of specificity. The first part (Chapters 1, 2, and 3) deals with foundational issues associated with modeling and methodology as areas worthy of study in their ix X PREFACE own right.

Research Methodology in Social Science

Author : Krishan Kumar Singh
File Size : 46.17 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 144
Read : 960
Download »
Research Methodology in Social Science Research Methodology in Social Sciences is of great importance in disciplines and interested people on searching various knowledge or solution to a phenomenon. The main purpose of the book is to share scholarly knowledge about research and its complexity. This book can be used to train the basics and techniques involved on doing inquiries from different views. The experience shows that, no single cure for all diseases. So when comes to research, there is no single research methodology or technique which fits all circum-stances. Hence, the book tries to identify a family of approaches towards various research situations and distinguish their outcomes.

Methodology and Epistemology for Social Sciences

Author : Donald T. Campbell
File Size : 42.71 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 989
Read : 499
Download »
Selections from the work of an influential contributor to the methodology of the social sciences. He treats: measurement, experimental design, epistemology, and sociology of science each section introduced by the editor, Samuel Overman. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

The Role of Systems Methodology in Social Science Research

Author : R. Cavallo
File Size : 76.77 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 623
Read : 1196
Download »
While general systems research has had a considerable impact on research in the social sciences, this impact has been mainly conceptual and has not served to provide the operational and methodological aids for research which are possible. In addition, many of those systems-oriented directions and results which do impact social science research have developed inde pendently and in piecemeal fashion in recent decades. The main develop ment of this book is a cohesive framework within which to integrate results of general systems research and which provides a means for the organiza tion of data and observations - and operational procedures by which to proceed - in the investigation and study of social and socio-technical systems. The book systematically develops in the first five chapters ail of the basic concepts and aspects which make up the framework, showing wherever possible the main sources of these concepts and placing them in historical perspective. The developments of the first five chapters are pulled together and integrated, in the last chapter, into a conceptual and operational general systems problem solving framework which extends the investiga tive capabilities of researchers of specific systems. The last chapter also contains an example of an overall investigation which utilizes the frame work and which proceeds from system definition through the derivation of explanatory knowledge regarding the object system and which illustrates in detail most of the concepts and elements of the framework.

The SAGE Handbook of Quantitative Methodology for the Social Sciences

Author : David Kaplan
File Size : 45.32 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 307
Read : 951
Download »
Quantitative methodology is a highly specialized field. This handbook is intended to introduce applied statisticians, empirical researchers & graduate students to the broad array of state-of-the-art quantitative methodologies in the social sciences.

Advancing Social Studies Education through Self Study Methodology

Author : Alicia R. Crowe
File Size : 80.81 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 589
Read : 379
Download »
Advancing Social Studies Education through Self-Study Methodology provides a collection of works that highlights ways in which self-study of teaching and teacher education practices can advance conversations and knowledge in social studies education. Some of the pieces chosen for this book will provide theoretical connections between the two fields (e.g. how values and principles important to both fields work together, are similar, and can help each field expand). Others will provide specific examples of self-studies that focus on social studies specific concepts. The book provides a strong and clear introduction of self-study to the field of social studies education as well as an argument for its use to further understand social studies teaching and teacher education. It also provides the self-study community with an example of how self-study can be used to look at content specific aspects of teaching and teacher education.

Investigations into the Method of the Social Sciences

Author :
File Size : 83.99 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 272
Read : 636
Download »

Theoretical and Methodological Approaches to Social Sciences and Knowledge Management

Author : Asunción Lopez-Varela Azcárate
File Size : 26.65 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 731
Read : 1207
Download »
This is a unique and groundbreaking collection of questions and answers coming from higher education institutions on diverse fields and across a wide spectrum of countries and cultures. It creates routes for further innovation, collaboration amidst the Sciences (both Natural and Social), the Humanities, and the private and public sectors of society. The chapters speak across sociocultural concerns, education, welfare and artistic sectors under the common desire for direct responses in more effective ways by means of interaction across societal structures.

Methodology of Statistics on Research and Development Costs and Manpower

Author : National Science Foundation (U.S.)
File Size : 45.14 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 691
Read : 462
Download »