Realism and Social Science.pdf

Realism and Social Science

Andrew Sayer

Realism and Social Science offers the reader an authoritative and compelling guide to critical realism and its implications for social theory and for the practice of social science. It offers an alternative both to approaches which are overly confident about the possibility of a successful social science and those which are defeatist about any possibility of progress in understanding the social world. Written by one of the leading social theorists in the field, it demonstrates the virtues of critical realism for theory and empirical research in social science, and provides a critical engagement with leading non-realist approaches.

1 May 2008 ... Scientific realism is the idea that scientific theories provide descriptions of the world that are approximately true. This view implies a ...

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