Evidence and Explanation in Social Science

An Inter-disciplinary Approach

Edited by Gerald Studdert-Kennedy

© 2009 – Routledge

246 pages

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About the Book

Originally published in 1975. The main concern of this book is the nature of the gap between the theoretical issues, raised at an abstract level by social scientists, and their facts, the material organized in an empirical analysis. The author draws on material from several disciplines to explore the contributions of social science theory to historical insight.

Table of Contents

  1. Equilibrium and historical change. 2. Versions of Structure. 3 Scientific Inquiry. 4 Statistical Models and Social Structures. 5 Causes and Structure. 6 Rationality and Structure. 7 Levels of Theory. 8 Theories and Explanations. Conclusions

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Subject Categories

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REFERENCE / General
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SCIENCE / General
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SOCIAL SCIENCE / General