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  1. David Collier & John Gerring (eds.) (2009). Concepts and Method in Social Science: The Tradition of Giovanni Sartori. Routledge.score: 165.5
    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. Anatol Rapoport (1955). Comments on "the Comparative Method in the Social Sciences". Philosophy of Science 22 (2):118-122.score: 149.5
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  3. Gideon Sjoberg (1955). The Comparative Method in the Social Sciences. Philosophy of Science 22 (2):106-117.score: 149.5
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  4. David Goldblatt (ed.) (2000). Knowledge and the Social Sciences: Theory, Method, Practice. Routledge, in Association with Open University.score: 133.3
    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: 114.0
    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: 114.0
    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: 112.5
  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: 99.0
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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: 99.0
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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: 99.0
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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: 99.0
  12. Mark J. Smith (ed.) (2005). Philosophy & Methodology of the Social Sciences. Sage.score: 96.0
    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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  13. John Kekes (1974). Logical Dualism: Human Values and Method in the Social Sciences. Philosophy and Social Criticism 2 (1):61-73.score: 88.5
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  14. Gilbert Rozman (forthcoming). The Comparative Study of Socialism in China: The Social Sciences at a Crossrods. Social Research.score: 88.5
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  15. Richard W. Miller (1987). Fact and Method: Explanation, Confirmation and Reality in the Natural and the Social Sciences. Princeton University Press.score: 86.5
    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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  16. Russell L. Ackoff (1955). Book Review:Theory and Method in the Social Sciences Arnold M. Rose. [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 22 (1):67-.score: 86.5
  17. 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: 86.5
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  18. Harold Kincaid (1996). Philosophical Foundations of the Social Sciences: Analyzing Controversies in Social Research. Cambridge University Press.score: 86.0
    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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  19. Hans Albert (1988). Critical Rationalism: The Problem of Method in Social Sciences and Law. Ratio Juris 1 (1):1-19.score: 85.5
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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: 85.5
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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: 85.5
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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: 85.5
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  23. Víndíng Kruse (1947). The Method of Social Sciences. Theoria 13 (2-3):85-135.score: 85.5
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  24. Kerrie P. Lewis & Robert A. Barton (2004). Playing for Keeps. Human Nature 15 (1):5-21.score: 85.5
    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: 85.5
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  26. Roger Paden (1988). Meaning and Method in the Social Sciences. Review of Metaphysics 42 (2):409-410.score: 85.5
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  27. Étienne Balibar (2011). Structure: Method or Subversion of the Social Sciences? Radical Philosophy 165:17.score: 85.5
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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: 85.5
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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: 85.5
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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: 85.5
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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: 85.5
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  32. Denis Phan & Franck Varenne (2010). Agent-Based Models and Simulations in Economics and Social Sciences: From Conceptual Exploration to Distinct Ways of Experimenting. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 13 (1).score: 84.0
    Now that complex Agent-Based Models and computer simulations spread over economics and social sciences - as in most sciences of complex systems -, epistemological puzzles (re)emerge. We introduce new epistemological concepts so as to show to what extent authors are right when they focus on some empirical, instrumental or conceptual significance of their model or simulation. By distinguishing between models and simulations, between types of models, between types of computer simulations and between types of empiricity obtained through (...)
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  33. Brian Fay (2006). For Science in the Social Sciences. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 36 (2):227-240.score: 82.8
    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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  34. Stefan Schubert (2012). Ernest Gellner's Use of the Social Sciences in Philosophy. Philosophy of the Social Sciences (1):0048393112444319.score: 82.5
    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. Muriel Bebeau & Verna Monson (2011). Authorship and Publication Practices in the Social Sciences: Historical Reflections on Current Practices. Science and Engineering Ethics 17 (2):365-388.score: 82.0
    An historical review of authorship definitions and publication practices that are embedded in directions to authors and in the codes of ethics in the fields of psychology, sociology, and education illuminates reasonable agreement and consistency across the fields with regard to (a) originality of the work submitted, (b) data sharing, (c) human participants’ protection, and (d) conflict of interest disclosure. However, the role of the professional association in addressing violations of research or publication practices varies among these fields. Psychology and (...)
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  36. Jeroen Van Bouwel (ed.) (2009). The Social Sciences and Democracy. Palgrave Macmillan.score: 81.0
  37. Franck Varenne (2010). Framework for M&S with Agents in Regard to Agent Simulations in Social Sciences: Emulation and Simulation. In Alexandre Muzy, David R. C. Hill & Bernard P. Zeigler (eds.), Activity-Based Modeling and Simulation. Presses Universitaires Blaise-Pascal.score: 81.0
    The aim of this paper is to discuss the “Framework for M&S with Agents” (FMSA) proposed by Zeigler et al. [2000, 2009] in regard to the diverse epistemological aims of agent simulations in social sciences. We first show that there surely are great similitudes, hence that the aim to emulate a universal “automated modeler agent” opens new ways of interactions between these two domains of M&S with agents. E.g., it can be shown that the multi-level conception at the (...)
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  38. Matti Sintonen, Petri Ylikoski & Kaarlo Miller (eds.) (2003). Realism in Action: Essays in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences. Kluwer Academic Publishers.score: 81.0
    Realism in Action is a selection of essays written by leading representatives in the fields of action theory and philosophy of mind, philosophy of the social sciences and especially the nature of social action, and of epistemology and philosophy of science. Practical reason, reasons and causes in action theory, intending and trying, and folk-psychological explanation are some of the topics discussed by these leading participants. A particular emphasis is laid on trust, commitments and social institutions, on (...)
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  39. J. Coates (1996). The Claims of Common Sense: Moore, Wittgenstein, Keynes and the Social Sciences. Cambridge University Press.score: 81.0
    The Claims of Common Sense investigates the importance of ideas developed by Cambridge philosophers between the World Wars for the social sciences concerning common sense, vague concepts, and ordinary language. John Coates examines the thought of Moore, Ramsey, Wittgenstein and Keynes, and traces their common drift away from early beliefs about the need for precise concepts and a canonical notation in analysis. He argues that Keynes borrowed from Wittgenstein and Ramsey their reappraisal of vague concepts, and developed the (...)
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  40. Stephen P. Turner & Paul Andrew Roth (eds.) (2003). The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of the Social Sciences. Blackwell Pub..score: 81.0
    Presents a collection of essays that cover a variety of issues in the social sciences.
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  41. Mette Ebbesen (2008). The Role of the Humanities and Social Sciences in Nanotechnology Research and Development. Nanoethics 2 (3):333-333.score: 81.0
    The experience with genetically modified foods has been prominent in motivating science, industry and regulatory bodies to address the social and ethical dimensions of nanotechnology. The overall objective is to gain the general public’s acceptance of nanotechnology in order not to provoke a consumer boycott as it happened with genetically modified foods. It is stated implicitly in reports on nanotechnology research and development that this acceptance depends on the public’s confidence in the technology and that the confidence is created (...)
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  42. Zuyi Du (2000). The Scientific Merit of the Social Sciences: Implications for Research and Application. Trentham Books.score: 81.0
    CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION To date, the social sciences have had only limited success in the definition and solution of pressing social problems which without ...
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  43. Peter Wagner (2001). A History and Theory of the Social Sciences: Not All That is Solid Melts Into Air. Sage.score: 81.0
    Divided into two parts this book examines the train of social theory from the 19th century, through to the `organization of modernity', in relation to ideas of social planning, and as contributors to the `rationalistic revolution' of the `golden age' of capitalism in the 1950s and 60s. Part two examines key concepts in the social sciences. It begins with some of the broadest concepts used by social scientists: choice, decision, action and institution and moves on (...)
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  44. Adam M. Hedgecoe (2001). Ethical Boundary Work: Geneticization, Philosophy and the Social Sciences. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 4 (3):305-309.score: 81.0
    This paper is a response to Henk ten Have's Genetics and Culture: The Geneticization thesis . In it, I refute Ten Have's suggestion that geneticization is not the sort of process that can be measured and commented on in terms of empirical evidence,even if he is correct in suggesting that it should be seen as part of ‘philosophical discourse’. At the end, I relate this discussion to broader debates within bioethics between the social science and philosophy, and suggest the (...)
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  45. Chrysostomos Mantzavinos (ed.) (2009). Philosophy of the Social Sciences: Philosophical Theory and Scientific Practice. Cambridge University Press.score: 81.0
    This volume is a unique contribution to the philosophy of the social sciences, presenting the results of cutting-edge philosophers' research alongside critical discussions by practicing social scientists. The book is motivated by the view that the philosophy of the social sciences cannot ignore the specific scientific practices according to which social scientific work is being conducted, and that it will be valuable only if it evolves in constant interaction with theoretical developments in the (...) sciences. With its unique format guaranteeing a genuine discussion between philosophers and social scientists, this thought-provoking volume extends the frontiers of the field. It will appeal to all scholars and students interested in the interplay between philosophy and the social sciences. (shrink)
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  46. Gennady S. Batygin (2004). Social Scientists in Times of Crisis: The Structural Transformations Within the Disciplinary Organization and Thematic Repertoire of the Social Sciences. Studies in East European Thought 56 (1):7-54.score: 81.0
    This is a contribution to thesociology and social epistemology of knowledgeproduction in Russian social sciences today. Inthe initial section, the epistemic status andsocial function of Soviet social scientificdiscourse are characterized in terms of textualforms and their modes of (re-)production. Theremaining sections detail the course of therestructuration of social scientific discoursesince the fall of the Soviet Union and draw onextant empirical sources, in particular studiesof bibliographical rubrics, thematicrepertoires, and current textual formsthroughout the public sphere and the (...)
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  47. Lasse Gerrits & Peter Marks (forthcoming). The Evolution of Wright's (1932) Adaptive Field to Contemporary Interpretations and Uses of Fitness Landscapes in the Social Sciences. Biology and Philosophy:1-21.score: 81.0
    The concepts of adaptation and fitness have such an appeal that they have been used in other scientific domains, including the social sciences. One particular aspect of this theory transfer concerns the so-called fitness landscape models. At first sight, fitness landscapes visualize how an agent, of any kind, relates to its environment, how its position is conditional because of the mutual interaction with other agents, and the potential routes towards improved fitness. The allure of fitness landscapes is first (...)
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  48. Donald Lawson Turcotte, John Rundle & Hans Frauenfelder (eds.) (2002). Self-Organized Complexity in the Physical, Biological, and Social Sciences. National Academy of Sciences.score: 81.0
    Self-organized complexity in the physical, biological, and social sciences Donald L Turcotte*f and John B. Rundle* *Department of Earth and Atmospheric ...
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  49. Sabyasachi Bhattacharya (ed.) (2007). Development of Modern Indian Thought and the Social Sciences. Oxford University Press.score: 81.0
    This important volume provides an overview of the history of social, economic, and political thought prior to the development of disciplinary categories in social sciences. It contextualizes the thought movements in the matrix of pre-modern intellectual traditions as well as the long-range history of society, polity, and economy in modern India. Thematically organized into five sections, the first part examines the evolution of economic thinking in modern India. The next section deals with the discourse of social (...)
     
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