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Social Science Methodology: A Criterial Framework / Edition 1
     

Social Science Methodology: A Criterial Framework / Edition 1

by John Gerring
 

ISBN-10: 0521805139

ISBN-13: 9780521805131

Pub. Date: 09/10/2001

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book is an introduction to methodological issues in the social sciences that is appropriate for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and general readers with some background in social science subjects. It is a concise and readable guide to doing and evaluating work in anthropology, economics, history, political science, psychology, and sociology.

Overview

This book is an introduction to methodological issues in the social sciences that is appropriate for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and general readers with some background in social science subjects. It is a concise and readable guide to doing and evaluating work in anthropology, economics, history, political science, psychology, and sociology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521805131
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/10/2001
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. The problem of unity amidst diversity; 2. A criterial framework; Part I. Concepts: 3. Concepts: general criteria; 4. The process of forming concepts; Part II. Propositions: 5. Empirical propositions: general criteria; 6. Description and prediction; 7. Causation; Part III. Causal Investigation: 8. Verification; 9. Case selection; 10. Methods; 11. General strategy; Postscript: justifications; Bibliography.

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