Basic Dilemmas in the Social Sciences

Basic Dilemmas in the Social Sciences

by Hubert M. Blalock

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Overview

Basic Dilemmas in the Social Sciences by Hubert M. Blalock

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780803920217
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 02/01/1984
Pages: 182
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

Table of Contents

The 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

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