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  1. Arbitrary Arbitrariness: Reply to Segal.Todd Jones - 1999 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 29 (2):310-314.
  • A Response to Jones's Critique of Interpretive Social Science.Daniel A. Segal - 1999 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 29 (2):306-309.
  • A Clash of Methodology and Ethics in `Undercover' Social Science.C. D. Herrera - 2003 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 33 (3):351-362.
    A focus of criticism on methodological and ethical grounds, the undercover or `covert' approach to fieldwork persists as a useful technique in certain settings. Questions remain about the credibility of the published findings from such work. Covert researchers nearly always protect the anonymity of their subjects and locations. Other researchers cannot validate the covert researcher's claims, yet ethical guidelines often insist that researchers demonstrate the benefits that derive from a covert study. If researchers cannot show that their studies will prove (...)
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  • Genre-Appropriate Judgments of Qualitative Research.Justin Lee - 2014 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 44 (3):316-348.
    Focusing on the production of lists of evaluative criteria has oversimplified our judgments of qualitative research. On the one hand, aspirations for global criteria applicable to “qualitative” or “interpretive” research have glossed over crucial analytic differences among specific types of inquiry. On the other hand, the methodological concern with appropriate ways of acquiring trustworthy data has led to an overly narrow proceduralism. I suggest that rational evaluations of analytic worth require the delineation of species of analytic tasks and the exercise (...)
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  • Defending Scientific Study of the Social: Against Clifford Geertz (and His Critics).Kei Yoshida - 2007 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 37 (3):289-314.
    This paper will defend scientific study of the social by scrutinizing Clifford Geertz's interpretive anthropology, and evolutionary psychologists' criticism of it. I shall critically examine Geertz's identification of anthropology with literary criticism, his assumption that a science of society is possible only on a positivist model, his view of the relation between culture and mind, and his anti anti-relativism. Then I shall discuss evolutionary psychologists' criticism of Geertz's view as an exemplar of the so-called "Standard Social Science Model." Finally, I (...)
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  • Research Ethics and the Interpretive Stance in Fieldwork.C. D. Herrera - 2001 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 31 (2):239-246.