Making Social Science Matter: Why Social Inquiry Fails and How it Can Succeed Again (Paperback)
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Short Description for Making Social Science Matter New approach demonstrating how social science can be successful, focusing on context, values, and power.
- Published: 01 February 2001
- Format: Paperback 212 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780521775687 ISBN 10: 052177568X
- Sales rank: 60,867
Full description for Making Social Science Matter
Making Social Science Matter presents an exciting new approach to the social and behavioral sciences 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 sciences lies 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 opens up a new future for the social sciences. Its empowering message will make it required reading for students and academics across the social and behavioral sciences.