Making Social Science Matter: Why Social Inquiry Fails and How It Can Succeed Again

Cambridge University Press (2001)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

Making Social Science Matter presents an exciting new approach to the social and behavioral sciences including theoretical argument, methodological guidelines, and examples of practical application. Why has social science failed in attempts to emulate natural science and produce normal theory? Bent Flyvbjerg argues that the strength of social sciences lies in its rich, reflexive analysis of values and power, essential to the social and economic development of any society. Richly informed, powerfully argued, and clearly written, this book opens up a new future for the social sciences. Its empowering message will make it required reading for students and academics across the social and behavioral sciences.

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 76,391

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

II. Understanding in the social sciences revisited.James W. van Evra - 1969 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 12 (1-4):347-349.
Social science and social practice.Francis Schrag - 1983 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 26 (1):107 – 124.
Intentionalistic explanations in the social sciences.John R. Searle - 1991 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 21 (3):332-344.

Analytics

Added to PP
2009-01-28

Downloads
52 (#228,181)

6 months
3 (#226,670)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?