Making Social Science Matter: Why Social Inquiry Fails and How it Can Succeed Again
Making Social Science Matter presents an exciting new approach to social science, 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 science is 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, this book provides essential reading for all those in the social and behavioural sciences.
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Review: Making Social Science Matter: Why Social Inquiry Fails and How It Can Succeed AgainUser Review - Stuart Macalpine - Goodreads
Dylan Wiliam recommended this book recently when I asked him what were the best books on situated professional judgement, and it didn't disappoint. Flyvbjerg's ultimate topic is 'what can we know ... Read full review
Review: Making Social Science Matter: Why Social Inquiry Fails and How It Can Succeed AgainUser Review - Ivan Ilic - Goodreads
Not the most concise explanation why social science is loosing The Science War against the natural science, but I would still highly recommend the book. One of the best written books about the ... Read full review
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