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  1. David Collier & John Gerring (eds.) (2009). Concepts and Method in Social Science: The Tradition of Giovanni Sartori. Routledge.score: 662.0
    Drawing on the intellectual tradition of the leading comparative political science scholar, Giovanni Sartori, the contributors examine the theoretical and methodological basis of: Concept Analysis, Comparative Political Analysis and Qualitative Methods.
     
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  2. Gideon Sjoberg (1955). The Comparative Method in the Social Sciences. Philosophy of Science 22 (2):106-117.score: 598.0
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  3. Anatol Rapoport (1955). Comments on "the Comparative Method in the Social Sciences". Philosophy of Science 22 (2):118-122.score: 598.0
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  4. David Goldblatt (ed.) (2000). Knowledge and the Social Sciences: Theory, Method, Practice. Routledge, in Association with Open University.score: 447.5
    This book provides a clear introduction to key philosophical and epistemological issues in the social sciences, to both positivist and interpretative methodologies through comparing contemporary debates surrounding social change.
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  5. William P. Fisher (2004). Meaning and Method in the Social Sciences. Human Studies 27 (4):429-454.score: 342.0
    Academia’s mathematical metaphysics are briefly explored en route to an elaboration of the qualitatively rigorous requirements underpinning the calibration and unambiguous interpretation of quantitative instrumentation in any science. Of particular interest are Gadamer’s emphases on number as the paradigm of the noetic, on the role of play in interpretation, and on Hegel’s sense of method as the activity of the thing itself that thought experiences. These point toward and overlap with (1) Latour’s study of the metrological social networks (...)
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  6. Amedeo Giorgi (2008). Difficulties Encountered in the Application of the Phenomenological Method in the Social Sciences. Indo-Pacific Journal of Phenomenology 8 (1).score: 342.0
    While it is heartening to see that more researchers in the field of the social sciences are using some version of the phenomenological method, it is also disappointing to see that very often some of the steps employed do not follow phenomenological logic. In this paper, several dissertations are reviewed in order to point out some of the difficulties that are encountered in attempting to use some version of the phenomenological method. Difficulties encountered centred on the (...)
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  7. Ann Oakley (2000). Experiments in Knowing: Gender and Method in the Social Sciences. New Press.score: 337.5
  8. Peter C. Sederberg (1972). Subjectivity and Typification : A Note on Method in the Social Sciences. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 2 (1):167-176.score: 297.0
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  9. P. Stone (2002). Book Review: Microfoundations, Method, and Causation: On the Philosophy of the Social Sciences. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences 32 (1):120-126.score: 297.0
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  10. D. Rohatyn (1991). Book Reviews : Paul A. Roth, Meaning and Method in the Social Sciences: A Case for Methodological Pluralism. Cornell University Press, Ithaca and London, 1987. Pp. Xii, 250, $26.95 (Cloth. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences 21 (3):412-415.score: 297.0
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  11. K. D. Knorr-Cetina (1981). Social and Scientific Method or What Do We Make of the Distinction Between the Natural and the Social Sciences? Philosophy of the Social Sciences 11 (3):335-359.score: 297.0
  12. Maria Paula Diogo, Ana Carneiro & Ana Simões (2001). The Portuguese Naturalist Correia da Serra (1751-1823) and His Impact on Early Nineteenth-Century Botany. Journal of the History of Biology 34 (2):353 - 393.score: 288.0
    This paper focuses on the contributions to natural history, particularly in methods of plant classification of the Portuguese botanist, man of letters, diplomat, and Freemason Abbé José Correia da Serra (1751-1823), placing them in their national and international political and social contexts. Correia da Serra adopted the natural method of classification championed by the Frenchman Antoine-Laurent de Jussieu, and introduced refinements of his own that owe much to parallel developments in zoology. He endorsed the view that the classification (...)
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  13. Mark J. Smith (ed.) (2005). Philosophy & Methodology of the Social Sciences. Sage.score: 288.0
    This is a comprehensive and authoritative reference collection in the philosophy and methodology of the social sciences. The source materials selected are drawn from debates within the natural sciences as well as social scientific practice. This four volume set covers the traditional literature on the philosophy of the social sciences, and the contemporary philosophical and methodological debates developing at the heart of the disciplinary and interdisciplinary groups in the social sciences. It addresses (...)
     
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  14. John Kekes (1974). Logical Dualism: Human Values and Method in the Social Sciences. Philosophy and Social Criticism 2 (1):61-73.score: 265.5
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  15. Gilbert Rozman (forthcoming). The Comparative Study of Socialism in China: The Social Sciences at a Crossrods. Social Research.score: 265.5
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  16. Richard W. Miller (1987). Fact and Method: Explanation, Confirmation and Reality in the Natural and the Social Sciences. Princeton University Press.score: 259.5
    In this bold work of broad scope and rich erudition, Richard W. Miller sets out to reorient the philosophy of science.
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  17. Russell L. Ackoff (1955). Book Review:Theory and Method in the Social Sciences Arnold M. Rose. [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 22 (1):67-.score: 259.5
  18. Stephen Wallace (2007). Ann Oakley. Experiments in Knowing: Gender and Method in the Social Sciences. Spontaneous Generations: A Journal for the History and Philosophy of Science 1 (1):151.score: 259.5
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  19. Hans Albert (1988). Critical Rationalism: The Problem of Method in Social Sciences and Law. Ratio Juris 1 (1):1-19.score: 256.5
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  20. Richmond Campbell (1990). Book Review:Fact and Method: Explanation, Confirmation, and Reality in the Natural and Social Sciences. Richard W. Miller. [REVIEW] Ethics 100 (4):897-.score: 256.5
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  21. Arthur L. Stinchcombe (1989). Book Review:Meaning and Method in the Social Sciences: A Case for Methodological Pluralism. Paul A. Roth. [REVIEW] Ethics 99 (2):434-.score: 256.5
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  22. Martin Hollis (1980). Meaning and Method: Some Recent Work in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences. Philosophy 55 (212):239 - 248.score: 256.5
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  23. Víndíng Kruse (1947). The Method of Social Sciences. Theoria 13 (2-3):85-135.score: 256.5
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  24. Kerrie P. Lewis & Robert A. Barton (2004). Playing for Keeps. Human Nature 15 (1):5-21.score: 256.5
    The hypothesis that play behavior is more prevalent in larger-brained animals has recently been challenged. It may be, for example, that only certain brain structures are related to play. Here, we analyze social play behavior with regards to the cerebellum: a structure strongly implicated in motor-development, and possibly also in cognitive skills. We present an evolutionary analysis of social play and the cerebellum, using a phylogenetic comparative method. Social play frequency and relative cerebellum size are (...)
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  25. O. de Selincourt (1936). Law and the Social Sciences. By Huntington Cairns. Foreword by Roscoe Pound. (International Library of Philosophy, Psychology, and Scientific Method. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co. 1935. Pp. Xiv + 279. Price 12s. 6d.). [REVIEW] Philosophy 11 (42):229-.score: 256.5
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  26. Roger Paden (1988). Meaning and Method in the Social Sciences. Review of Metaphysics 42 (2):409-410.score: 256.5
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  27. Étienne Balibar (2011). Structure: Method or Subversion of the Social Sciences? Radical Philosophy 165:17.score: 256.5
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  28. Ernst Cassirer (1997). The Contract and the Method of the Social Sciences. In Raymond Boudon, Mohamed Cherkaoui & Jeffrey C. Alexander (eds.), The Classical Tradition in Sociology: The European Tradition. Sage Publications. 1--1.score: 256.5
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  29. Alastair Davidson (1981). Historical Method and the Social Sciences: A Critique of the ANNALES Historiography. Thesis Eleven 2 (1):62-78.score: 256.5
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  30. F. Rapp (1972). Weltanschauung and Method. Philosophical Essays on the Unity of the Natural and Social Sciences. Philosophy and History 5 (1):23-24.score: 256.5
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  31. Thomas Wheatland (2012). Debate About Methods in the Social Sciences, Especially the Conception of Social Science Method for Which the Institute Stands. Thesis Eleven 111 (1):123-129.score: 256.5
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  32. Brian Fay (2006). For Science in the Social Sciences. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 36 (2):227-240.score: 248.3
    All three of the books under review— Science and Social Science by Malcolm Williams, Rethinking Science by Jan Faye, and Open the Social Sciences by the members of the Gulbenkian Commission on the Restructuring of the Social Sciences (Immanuel Wallerstein, chair)—argue for a broadly naturalist approach in which the social sciences are seen as of a piece with the natural sciences. Fortunately, all three do so in a discriminating way that avoids simple (...)
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  33. John Quiggin (2001). Production Under Uncertainty and Choice Under Uncertainty in the Emergence of Generalized Expected Utility Theory. Theory and Decision 51 (2/4):125-144.score: 248.0
    This paper presents a personal view of the interaction between the analysis of choice under uncertainty and the analysis of production under uncertainty. Interest in the foundations of the theory of choice under uncertainty was stimulated by applications of expected utility theory such as the Sandmo model of production under uncertainty. This interest led to the development of generalized models including rank-dependent expected utility theory. In turn, the development of generalized expected utility models raised the question of whether such models (...)
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  34. Stefan Schubert (2012). Ernest Gellner's Use of the Social Sciences in Philosophy. Philosophy of the Social Sciences (1):0048393112444319.score: 247.5
    It is well known that Ernest Gellner made substantial use of his knowledge of the social sciences in philosophy. Here I discuss how he used it on the basis of a few examples taken from Gellner’s philosophical output. It is argued that he made a number of highly original “translations”, orre-interpretations, of philosophical theories and problems using his knowledge of the social sciences. While this method is endorsed, it is also argued that some of Gellner’s (...)
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  35. Jay Joseph (2013). The Use of the Classical Twin Method in the Social and Behavioral Sciences: The Fallacy Continues. Journal of Mind and Behavior 34 (1):1-40.score: 243.0
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  36. Nancy Wilmsen Thornhill (1991). An Evolutionary Analysis of Rules Regulating Human Inbreeding and Marriage. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 14 (2):247-261.score: 240.0
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  37. Daniel Steel (2008). Across the Boundaries: Extrapolation in Biology and Social Science. Oxford University Press.score: 229.5
    Inferences like these are known as extrapolations.
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  38. W. Ray Rucker (1969). A Value-Oriented Framework for Education and the Behavioral Sciences. Journal of Value Inquiry 3 (4):270-280.score: 228.0
    The valuing process characterizes man's conscious or unconscious striving in both personal and institutional contexts. Education helps learners to clarify, analyze, and modify their valuing processes. Therapy unifies value thinking with expressions of feeling in the therapist-client relationship.A more comprehensive value theory is provided by the converging perceptions of several leading thinkers. Both valuing (the process) and values (the goals, outcomes, or products) emerge as the bedrock of humanistic studies. A list of categories in which to classify human valuing events (...)
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  39. Rupert J. Read (2011). Wittgenstein Among the Sciences: Wittgensteinian Investigations Into the "Scientific Method". Ashgate.score: 226.5
    Acknowledgments -- Preface -- Editor's introduction -- Wittgenstein, Kuhn, and natural science : science : a perspicuous presentation -- Kuhn : the Wittgenstein of the sciences? -- Kuhn on incommensurability : inhabiting the standard reading -- Wittgenstein on incommensurability : the view from "inside" -- Values : another kind of incommensurability? -- Does Kuhn have a model of science? -- Inter-section : a schematic elicitation of Wittgensteinian criteria -- Wittgenstein, Winch, and "human science" : social science -- The (...)
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  40. Gerard Delanty & Piet Strydom (eds.) (2003). Philosophies of Social Science: The Classic and Contemporary Readings. Open University.score: 225.0
    “This book will certainly prove to be a useful resource and reference point … a good addition to anyone’s bookshelf.” Network "This is a superb collection, expertly presented. The overall conception seems splendid, giving an excellent sense of the issues... The selection and length of the readings is admirably judged, with both the classic texts and the few unpublished pieces making just the right points." William Outhwaite, Professor of Sociology, University of Sussex "... an indispensable book for all of us (...)
     
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  41. George Steinmetz (ed.) (2005). The Politics of Method in the Human Sciences: Positivism and its Epistemological Others. Duke University Press.score: 225.0
     
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  42. Malcolm Williams (ed.) (2006). Philosophical Foundations of Social Research Methods. Sage.score: 220.5
    Philosophical considerations and positions underlie all of the natural and social sciences. In the latter case philosophical foundations and their emergent issues have a profound impact on methodology and empirical practice. Design decisions will usually depend on philosophical perspectives or assumptions, such as the very fundamental decision to employ a quantitative design or an interpretive design. The 'philosophy of social research' is thus a subset of the philosophy of social science, but also an important subject area (...)
     
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  43. Murat Ergin (2009). Cultural Encounters in the Social Sciences and Humanities: Western Émigré Scholars in Turkey. History of the Human Sciences 22 (1):105-130.score: 216.0
    Turkish modernization relied on the western social sciences and humanities not only as an abstract and distant model, but also in the form of close encounters and interactions with western refugee scholars. This article examines the activities of western intellectuals and experts who visited Turkey in the early republican era (1923—50), especially focusing on a group of émigré scholars who were employed in Turkey after the university reform of 1933. While European and North American social scientists were (...)
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  44. Melvin Richter (2002). Montesquieu's Theory and Practice of the Comparative Method. History of the Human Sciences 15 (2):21-33.score: 216.0
    Montesquieu's comparative method was his greatest contribution to the human sciences. Eighteenth-century European thinkers had developed many different models and conflicting evaluations of regimes and societies outside their continent. Thus Montesquieu had to create a method for comparative analysis, master data from the vast travel literature, and decide among competing interpretations of it. Montesquieu used comparison to show differences and to demonstrate similarities among the laws and practices of different peoples, as well as in a (...)
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  45. Robert Nadeau, Hayek and the Methodological Peculiarities of Social Sciences.score: 207.0
    Throughout his writings, Hayek has emphasized that a "scientistic prejudice" is working as a bad steering factor in the research for sound theories in the general field of social sciences, and especially in economics. Notwithstanding Hayek's criticism, most contemporary economists still think that they must imitate methods of physical and biological sciences in order to do good and valid science. While Hayek was first vehemently reproving this methodological choice in his early writings (for example, Hayek 1952), he (...)
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  46. Harold Kincaid (1996). Philosophical Foundations of the Social Sciences: Analyzing Controversies in Social Research. Cambridge University Press.score: 204.0
    This book defends the prospects for a science of society. It argues that behind the diverse methods of the natural sciences lies a common core of scientific rationality that the social sciences can and sometimes do achieve. It also argues that good social science must be in part about large-scale social structures and processes and thus that methodological individualism is misguided. These theses are supported by a detailed discussion of actual social research, including theories (...)
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  47. H. Rogosin (1942). Scientific Method in Current Psychology. Philosophy of Science 9 (April):183-188.score: 201.0
  48. Liah Greenfeld (2005). The Trouble with Social Science. Critical Review 17 (1-2):101-116.score: 195.0
    Abstract Some of the most celebrated theories of nationalism exemplify the self?confirming, evidence?averse, deterministic, and ideological aspects of social science as we know it. What has gone wrong? The social sciences have modeled themselves on physics, failing to grasp the essential difference between the contingent, historical development of cultural particularity and the universal, law?like regularities of inanimate matter. The physicist's tools for conducting the method Popper called ?conjecture and refutation? are largely inappropriate (...)
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  49. Giorgi Kankava (2013). The Continuous Model of Culture: Modernity Decline—a Eurocentric Bias? An Attempt to Introduce an Absolute Value Into a Model of Culture. Human Studies 36 (3):411-433.score: 194.0
    This paper means to demonstrate the theoretical-and-methodological potential of a particular pattern of thought about culture. Employing an end-means and absolute value plus concept of reality approach, the continuous model of culture aims to embrace from one holistic standpoint various concepts and debates of the modern human, social, and political sciences. The paper revisits the fact versus value, nature versus culture, culture versus structure, agency versus structure, and economics versus politics debates and offers the concepts of the rule (...)
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  50. John Urry (1982). Science, Realism and the Social: A Discussion of Derek Sayer's Marx's Method: Ideology, Science and Critique in 'Capital'. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 12 (3):311-318.score: 193.5
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