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    Social Theory as Practice: Metatheoretical Options for Social Inquiry.Frank C. Richardson & John Chambers Christopher - 1993 - Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology 13 (2):137-153.
    Suggests that acknowledging that social inquiry may be indelibly linked to ethical reflection raises difficult questions . There seem to be a few fundamental metatheoretical options available, each presuming some ontology of human existence and colored by at least a few basic moral or spiritual commitments. The options are briefly sketched, and their virtues and blind spots highlighted. The options include mainstream social science, "descriptivisms," liberal individualism, existential freedom, and contemporary hermeneutics. It is suggested that a hermeneutic (...)
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    Undisciplining Social Science: Wittgenstein and the Art of Creating Situated Practices of Social Inquiry.John Shotter - 2016 - Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 46 (1):60-83.
    There are now countless social scientific disciplines—listed either as the science of … X … or as an -ology of one kind or another—each with their own internal controversies as to what are their “proper objects of their study.” This profusion of separate sciences has emerged, and is still emerging, tainted by the classical Cartesian-Newtonian assumption of a mechanistic world. We still seem to assume that we can begin our inquiries simply by reflecting on the world around us, and (...)
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    Practices of Interpretation: Social Inquiry as Problem Solving and Self-Definition.Brendan Hogan - 2020 - In Vinicio Busacchi & Anna Nieddu (eds.), Pragmatismo ed ermeneutica. Soggettività, storicità, rappresentazione. Rome: Mimesis.
    John Dewey attempted a pragmatic aufhebung of the disparate methodological aims of social science-explanation, understanding, and critique- in his 1938 Logic: the theory of Inquiry. There, in his penultimate chapter ‘Social Inquiry’, Dewey performed a trademark implementation of his deflation of absolutistic and universalistic pretensions in intellectual and theoretical discourse, in this case with respect to any one approach to social science. This deflation--as elsewhere in his analogous treatments of epistemology, ethics, and the theory of (...)
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    Social Epistemology as a Rhetoric of Inquiry.John Lyne - 1994 - Argumentation 8 (2):111-124.
    Fuller's program of social epistemology engages a rhetoric of inquiry that can be usefully compared and contrasted with other discursive theories of knowledge, such as that of Richard Rorty. Resisting the model of “conversation,” Fuller strikes an activist posture and lays the groundwork for normative “knowledge policy,” in which persuasion and credibility play key roles. The image of investigation is one that overtly rejects the “storehouse” conception of knowledge and invokes the metaphors of distributive economics. Productive questions arise (...)
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  5. Social Inquiry and Political Knowledge.Richard Ned Lebow & Mark Irving Lichbach (eds.) - 2007 - Palgrave-Macmillan.
    This book explores the epistemology and the methodology of political knowledge and social inquiry. What can we know, and how do we know? Friedrich V. Kratochwil and Ted Hopf question all foundational claims of inquiry and envisage science as a self-reflective practice. Brian Pollins and Fred Chernoff accept their arguments to some degree and explore the implications for logical positivism. David A. Waldner, Jack Levy, and Andrew Lawrence address the purpose and methods of research. They debate the (...)
     
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    Making Social Science Matter: Why Social Inquiry Fails and How It Can Succeed Again.Bent Flyvbjerg - 2001 - Cambridge University Press.
    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, (...)
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    Participatory Action Research: Should Social Inquiry Be Conducted Democratically?Leonard Krimerman - 2001 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 31 (1):60-82.
    of democratizing social inquiry by actively engaging the subject in the design and conduct of research. Drawing on four examples of PAR-based social science and a democratic reconstruction of "epistemic privilege," this article argues that philosophers need to take seriously PAR's notion that democratic norms should guide social inquiry. But it does not advocate replacing mainstream or expert-directed social science by PAR. Instead, it maintains that it is both possible and sensible for PAR practitioners (...)
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  8. Social Inquiry After Wittgenstein and Kuhn: Leaving Everything as It Is.John G. Gunnell - 2014 - Cambridge University Press.
    A distinctive feature of Ludwig Wittgenstein's work after 1930 was his turn to a conception of philosophy as a form of social inquiry, John G. Gunnell argues, and Thomas Kuhn's approach to the philosophy of science exemplified this conception. In this book, Gunnell shows how these philosophers address foundational issues in the social and human sciences, particularly the vision of social inquiry as an interpretive endeavor and the distinctive cognitive and practical relationship between social (...)
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    Why Utilize Complexity Principles in Social Inquiry?Lesley Kuhn - 2007 - World Futures 63 (3 & 4):156 – 175.
    Complexity is introduced as a fitting paradigmatic orientation to social inquiry. A complexity approach is compared and contrasted with other holistic social inquiry orientations and constructivist styles of thinking that have informed and guided the evolution of qualitative social inquiry.
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    The Norms of Social Inquiry and Masculine Experience.Sandra Harding - 1980 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1980:305 - 324.
    Disproportionate reliance on distinctively masculine social experience contributes a false plausibility to the shared assumptions of "naturalist" and "intentionalist" approaches to the philosophy of social science. This social bias leads these approaches to recommend purposes, contents, forms, methods and ethics of social inquiry which produce both insoluble problems for both approaches and also distorted accounts of social reality. The paper explores some of the reasons why men's experience has been granted this unjustifiable epistemological privilege.
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  11. Philosophy of Social Science: The Methods, Ideals, and Politics of Social Inquiry.Michael Root - 1993 - Blackwell.
    This book is a critical introduction to the philosophy of social science. While most social scientists maintain that the social sciences should stand free of politics, this book argues that they should be politically partisan. Root offers a clear description and provocative criticism of many of the methods and ideals that guide research and teaching in the social sciences.
     
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  12. Ethnography and Human Development Context and Meaning in Social Inquiry.Richard Jessor, Anne Colby & Richard A. Shweder - 1996
     
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    Social Inquiry and the Pursuit of Reality.John G. Gunnell - 2016 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 46 (6):584-603.
    Although social scientists have been devoted to discovering specific realities of social life, many theorists devoted to critical judgment have turned to philosophy in search of universal grounds of truth and reality. They have, however, worried about the problem of relativism. Although Wittgenstein has often been characterized as a relativist, Cora Diamond, inspired by G. E. M Anscombe, argues that his work, despite internal tensions, provides rational grounds for external criticism of social practices. Her argument and her (...)
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    Book Review: On Interpretive Social Inquiry[REVIEW]T. Schatzki - 2005 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 35 (2):231-249.
    This essay addresses various issues about interpretive social investigation that arise in recent books by Berel Lerner and by Mark Risjord. The general topics considered are the relation between interpretation and explanation, the explanation of action, and alternative rationalities. Part 1 centers on Risjord’s attempt to draw interpretation into the explanatory enterprise, among other things pointing out the limiting assumptions of his account and asking whether social investigation has epistemologically significant practical ends. Part 2 addresses the roles of (...)
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    Hegemony, Social Inquiry, and the Primacy of Practical Reason.Brendan Hogan - 2013 - In Jacquelyn Kegley & Krzystof Skowronski (eds.), Persuasion and Compulsion in Democracy. Lexington.
  16. Science as Social Knowledge: Values and Objectivity in Scientific Inquiry.Helen E. Longino (ed.) - 1990 - Princeton University Press.
    This is an important book precisely because there is none other quite like it.
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    Phenomenology and Social Inquiry: From Consciousness to Culture and Critique.Brian Fay - forthcoming - Philosophy of the Social Sciences.
  18. A Humanist Science: Values and Ideals in Social Inquiry.Philip Selznick - 2008 - Stanford University Press.
    Providing a capstone to Philip Selznick's influential body of scholarly work, _A Humanist Science_ insightfully brings to light the value-centered nature of the social sciences. The work clearly challenges the supposed separation of fact and value, and argues that human values belong to the world of fact and are the source of the ideals that govern social and political institutions. By demonstrating the close connection between the social sciences and the humanities, Selznick reveals how the methods of (...)
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    Building Castles in Spain: Peirce’s Idea of Scientific Inquiry and its Applications to the Social Sciences and to Ethics.Luis Galanes Valldejuli & Jaime Nubiola - 2016 - Cognitio 17 (1):131-142.
    Several recent publications attest to a renewed interest, at the dawn of the 21st century, in the philosophy of Charles S. Peirce. While agreeing with the relevance of Peirce philosophy for the 21st century, we disagree with some interpretations of Peirce as a utilitarian-based pragmatist, or with attempts to extract from Peirce a theory of social justice for 21st century societies. A critical exploration of Peirce’s philosophy of science, particularly his idea of scientific inquiry as “the study of (...)
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  20. Emerging Out of Goethe: Conversation as a Form of Social Inquiry.Allan Kaplan - 2005 - Janus Head 8 (1):311-334.
    Written by a social development practitioner, this paper applies a Goethean approach to the social sphere. The contention being that the Goethean method and understanding can be extended to working with social development processes; equally, that facilitation of social process is enhanced and deepened through a Goethean sensibility. The bulk of the paper, book ended by two obliquely apposite short stories, follows the process of a collaborative enquiry during which participants reflected on a particular social (...)
     
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  21. Social Inquiry*(1938).John Dewey - 2003 - In Gerard Delanty & Piet Strydom (eds.), Philosophies of Social Science: The Classic and Contemporary Readings. Open University. pp. 290.
     
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    Critical Thinking in Social and Psychological Inquiry.Frank C. Richardson & Brent D. Slife - 2011 - Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology 31 (3):165-172.
    Yanchar, Slife, and their colleagues have described how mainstream psychology's notion of critical thinking has largely been conceived of as “scientific analytic reasoning” or “method-centered critical thinking.” We extend here their analysis and critique, arguing that some version of the one-sided instrumentalism and confusion about tacit values that characterize scientistic approaches to inquiry also color phenomenological, critical theoretical, and social constructionist viewpoints. We suggest that hermeneutic/dialogical conceptions of inquiry, including the idea of social theory as itself (...)
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    Out of Bounds and Undisciplined: Social Inquiry and the Current Moment of Danger.Allan Pred - 1995 - Social Research 62.
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  24. Boundless Discipline.(Defining the Boundaries of Social Inquiry).George W. Stocking Jr - 1995 - Social Research 62 (4):34.
     
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    Thoughts on Sociological Jurisprudence: Juristic Thought and Social Inquiry.Mauro Zamboni - 2019 - Ratio Juris 32 (4):487-497.
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    Bent Flyvbjerg: Making Social Science Matter: Why Social Inquiry Fails and How It Can Succeed Again. [REVIEW]Lee McIntyre - 2004 - Philosophy of Science 71 (3):418-421.
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    Emergence of a Social Inquiry Group: A Story of Fractals and Networks.Deborah P. Bloch, Linda S. Henderson & Richard W. Stackman - 2007 - World Futures 63 (3 & 4):194 – 208.
    This article relates the emergence of a group of faculty researchers utilizing complexity science approaches. The narrative emerges from three projects combining research into complexity, communities, and technologies. Details of how the research was initiated, and the nature and quality of the conversational method, are provided. In addition, theoretical concepts that were consciously applied and others that arose through insights from the data as it was collected are discussed. Although this is like most real narratives, a never-ending story, it concludes (...)
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    Craft and Community as Metaphors for Social Inquiry Curriculum.Thomas S. Popkewitz - 1977 - Educational Theory 27 (4):310-321.
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    Law and Social Inquiry: Commentary on a Psychoanalytic Semiotics of Law.Bruce A. Arrigo - 2000 - International Journal for the Semiotics of Law - Revue Internationale de Sémiotique Juridique 13 (2):127-132.
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    The Logic of Social Inquiry.P. Diesing - 1970 - Télos 1970 (6):359-360.
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    Logical Simplicity: A Challenge to Philosophy and to Social Inquiry.Horace S. Fries - 1950 - Philosophy of Science 17 (3):207-228.
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    Ethics and Social Inquiry.Daniel Callahan & Bruce Jennings - 1983 - Hastings Center Report 13 (1):1-2.
  33. Scott Greer, "The Logic of Social Inquiry".Paul Diesing - 1970 - Telos: Critical Theory of the Contemporary 6:359.
     
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  34. Humanism and Moral Theory: A Psychological and Social Inquiry.Reuben Osbert - 1959 - London: Pemberton.
     
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    Conceptions of Social Inquiry.J. J. Snyman (ed.) - 1993 - Human Sciences Research Council.
    Chapter Positivism Johann Mouton Introduction A survey of the movement known as positivism soon reveals the variety of readings associated with the use of ...
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  36. From Laboratory to Praxis: Communities of Philosophical Inquiry as a Model of (and for) Social Activism.Arie Kizel - 2016 - Childhood and Philosophy 12 (25):497 – 517.
    This article discusses the conditions under which dialogical learner-researchers can move out of the philosophical laboratory of a community of philosophical inquiry into the field of social activism, engaging in a critical and creative examination of society and seeking to change it. Based on Matthew Lipman’s proposal that communities of philosophical inquiry can serve as a model of social activism in the present, it presents the community of philosophical inquiry as a model for social (...)
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  37. Why Gender is a Relevant Factor in the Social Epistemology of Scientific Inquiry.Kristina Rolin - 2004 - Philosophy of Science 71 (5):880-891.
    In recent years, feminist philosophy of science has been subjected to criticism. The debate has focused on the implications of the underdetermination thesis for accounts of the role of social values in scientific reasoning. My aim here is to offer a different approach. I suggest that feminist philosophers of science contribute to our understanding of science by (1) producing gender‐sensitive analyses of the social dimensions of scientific inquiry and (2) examining the relevance of these analyses for normative (...)
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    Formal Models of Scientific Inquiry in a Social Context: An Introduction.Dunja Šešelja, Christian Straßer & AnneMarie Borg - 2020 - Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 51 (2):211-217.
    Formal models of scientific inquiry, aimed at capturing socio-epistemic aspects underlying the process of scientific research, have become an important method in formal social epistemology and philosophy of science. In this introduction to the special issue we provide a historical overview of the development of formal models of this kind and analyze their methodological contributions to discussions in philosophy of science. In particular, we show that their significance consists in different forms of ‘methodological iteration’ whereby the models initiate (...)
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    Bryan S. Turner: Can We Live Forever? A Social and Moral Inquiry[REVIEW]Thomas R. Cole - 2009 - Medicine Studies 1 (3):301-303.
    Bryan S. Turner: Can We Live Forever? A Social and Moral Inquiry Content Type Journal Article Category Book Review Pages 301-303 DOI 10.1007/s12376-009-0024-6 Authors Thomas R. Cole, University of Texas-Houston School of Medicine McGovern Center for Health, Humanities, and the Human Spirit Houston TX 77030 USA Journal Medicine Studies Online ISSN 1876-4541 Print ISSN 1876-4533 Journal Volume Volume 1 Journal Issue Volume 1, Number 3.
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    Causal Inquiry in the Social Sciences: The Promise of Process Tracing.Rosa Runhardt - 2015 - Dissertation, London School of Economics
    In this thesis I investigate causal inquiry in the social sciences, drawing on examples from various disciplines and in particular from conflict studies. In a backlash against the pervasiveness of statistical methods, in the last decade certain social scientists have focused on finding the causal mechanisms behind observed correlations. To provide evidence for such mechanisms, researchers increasingly rely on ‘process tracing’, a method which attempts to give evidence for causal relations by specifying the chain of events connecting (...)
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    Language, Form, and Inquiry: Arthur F. Bentley's Philosophy of Social Science.James F. Ward - 1984 - University of Massachusetts Press.
    I Introduction: Philosophy and Social Science Men "know," but they no longer are so certain that their knowledge will not be rearranged. ...
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    A Review Essay on Making Social Science Matter: Why Social Inquiry Fails and How It Can Succeed Again. Brent Flyvbjerg. [REVIEW]Stephan Fuchs - 2002 - Sociological Theory 20 (1):131-133.
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    Mindful Inquiry in Social Research, V.M. Bentz and J.J. Shapiro.Gary Backhaus - 2001 - Human Studies 24 (3):251-259.
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  44. After the Demise of Empiricism: The Problem of Judging Social and Education Inquiry.John K. Smith - 1993 - Ablex.
  45. Towards a Social Reconstruction of Science Theory: Peirce's Theory of Inquiry, and Beyond.Margareta Bertilsson - 1978 - Bokcaféet (Distr.)].
     
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  46. The Ethics of Inquiry in Social Science: Three Lectures.J. A. Barnes - 1977 - Oxford University Press.
  47. The Nature of Moral Inquiry in the Social Sciences: Essays.Clarke E. Cochran (ed.) - 1999 - Erasmus Institute.
  48. Social Work Practice: Research Techniques and Intervention Models: From Problem Solving to Appreciative Inquiry.Antonio Sandu - 2013 - Lambert Academic Publishing.
  49. The Nature of Social and Educational Inquiry Empiricism Versus Interpretation.John K. Smith - 1989
     
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    Social Epistemology of Scientific Inquiry: Beyond Historical Vs. Philosophical Case Studies.Melinda Fagan - unknown
    In this paper, I propose a new way to integrate historical accounts of social interaction in scientific practice with philosophical examination of scientific knowledge. The relation between descriptive accounts of scientific practice, on the one hand, and normative accounts of scientific knowledge, on the other, is a vexed one. This vexatiousness is one instance of the gap between normative and descriptive domains. The general problem of the normative/descriptive divide takes striking and problematic form in the case of social (...)
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