Dialectic as a General Method of Social Science: Varieties of Social Science Experience
There can be little doubt that what we have come to call scientific method has undergone significant transformation and development in this century and the last. Nowhere has this been more apparent than in the social sciences. If the essence of method be identified with control, quantification, and measurement, then the ability of the social sciences to achieve these aims and thereby presumably to obtain method has increased considerably and continues to grow significantly. One of the basic theses of this chapter is that the social sciences are on the verge of a new and different type of revolution and development in method.
KeywordsSocial Science Cognitive Style Conceptual Theorist Analytic Scientist Operational Scientist
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