Measuring the Intentional World: Realism, Naturalism, and Quantitative Methods in the Behavioral Sciences

Oup Usa (1998)
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Scientific realism has been advanced as an interpretation of the natural sciences but never as an interpretation of the behavioural sciences. This book introduces a novel version of scientific realism -- Measured Realism -- that characterizes the kind of theoretical progress in the social and psychological sciences that is uneven but indisputable. Measuring the Intentional World proposes a theory of measurement -- Population-Guided Estimation -- that connects natural, psychological, and social scientific inquiry.
Keywords Psychology   Social sciences   Realism
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