Theory in the Social Sciences

  • Frederick Betz
Part of the Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management book series (ITKM)


Science is of a “piece,” the whole piece being threaded together by methodology. The social sciences are different from the physical/biological sciences. But the skein of scientific method ties them all together. Although social science differs from the physical/biological sciences, it is not completely separable. Science is one. This is the perspective we have adopted in this book.


Social Theory Ideal Type Perceptual Space Normative Judgment Death Sentence 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Engineering and TechnologyPortland State UniversityPortlandUSA

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