The Philosophy of Social Research

The Philosophy of Social Research

by John A. Hughes, W. W. Sharrock


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780582311053
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 02/27/1998
Series: Longman Social Research Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

1. Editor's Preface
2. Preface
3. The Philosophy of Social Research
4. The Positivist Orthodoxy
5. Positivism and the Language of Social Research
6. Positivism and the Conception of Science
7. The Interpretative Alternative
8. Lay vs Scientific Conceptions
9. Language, Reality and Rationality
10. The Evaporation of Meaning; Conclusion
11. Index

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