Why is social science divided into ever smaller subfields? Why do policy-makers rarely pay attention to social science knowledge? Why do social scientists speak with so little certainty about the causes and solutions to pressing human problems? In his provocative book, Hubert M Blalock Jr looks at some of the compelling questions surrounding social science today.
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Table of ContentsThe Challenge Complications produced by Multiple Causation Further Ambiguities in the Real World Can we move from many Facts to Fewer Lawlike Propositions? The Simplification Process Dilemmas and Strategies Some Defects in Our Intellectual Culture Some Positive Steps