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Accounts and Action: The Logic(s) of Social Science and Pragmatic Knowledge

  • Nico Steht
  • W. Baldamus
Conference paper
Part of the Institut für Höhere Studien — Institute for Advanced Studies IHS-Studies book series (INHSIAS)

Abstract

The large majority of discussions concerned with the application of social science knowledge are based on what might be called the “deficit hypothesis”. The deficit hypothesis states that accomplishments in the use of social science knowledge are due to a reduction in
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    a deficit of social science knowledge,3)

     
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    a deficit in the relations of social scientists and the receivers of their knowledge,4) or,

     
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    a deficit of information among potential users.5)

     

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nico Steht
    • 1
  • W. Baldamus
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of SociologyThe University of AlbertaEdmontonCanada
  2. 2.113 Parkland DriveLeedsGreat Britain

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